• Report: #127293
Complaint Review:

Berkshire Hathaway

  • Submitted: Thu, January 13, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, May 28, 2010

  • Reported By:Palmer Alaska
Berkshire Hathaway
1440 Kiewit Plaza Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.

Berkshire Hathaway - Clayton Manufactured Homes - Oakwood Acceptance Corporation - Vanderbilt Mortgage, Wells Fargo The new junk bond: ripoff homeowners! Omaha Nebraska

*Consumer Comment: *Nationwide Alert!!! Anyone can 'Google' this- WARREN BUFFETT SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY BEFORE FCIC, and read.....

*Author of original report: The Results of Fighting Back


*Consumer Comment: Did you get any response

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January 10, 2005
Oakwood Acceptance Corporation and Vanderbilt Mortgage
1440 Kiewit Plaza
Omaha NE 68131
Dear Mr. Warren Buffet CEO,

I am writing to inform you that the company you purchased, Oakwood, mislead, misrepresented, lied to us, and threatened us into foreclosure on a mobile home we purchased from them. Tactics including but not limited to: promises made by staff that were not fulfilled, stealing our personal possessions, delaying delivery and set up dates, refusing to make agreed upon repairs, tricking us into purchasing insurance, and signing arbitrary agreements to prevent lawsuits, claiming by telephone that payments are late when they are not, lying, refusing to give payoff amounts, telling potential buyers that payoff was higher than it actually was, harassment and threatening personal injury if the sale of the mobile home to a 3rd party was completed.

According to the complaints I found on www.RipOffReport.com, I am not the only victim. I discovered that Oakwood filed for bankruptcy after I received a payment book from Vanderbilt Mortgage of Clayton Homes. This occurred shortly after you purchased Clayton Homes and Vanderbilt Mortgage.

Since then, I have been harassed by representatives of Vanderbilt as well as SYNCOM, a debt collector who is also used by Fairbanks Capital Corporation currently under investigation by the FTC. I have also discovered many complaints against Vanderbilt Mortgage, as well as Wells Fargo, a company whose corporate shares you own.

I will not give Vanderbilt/you any more money. No threats, harassment or the attempt to destroy our good character will aid your efforts in getting more money from us. I feel if I allow you to continue to extort money from us you will only be encouraged to gratify yourself on the poor, elderly, our Armed Forces and their families.

I will continue to pursue justice from your subsidiaries. Should I ever have the opportunity to get Berkshire Hathaway before a court, I will present this letter. I will also post it on the internet and give any person, law firm or organization permission to use this letter as evidence Berkshire Hathaway has been made aware of the conduct of Oakwood Acceptance Corporation, Vanderbilt Mortgage, Clayton Manufactured Homes and Wells Fargo.


Herington, Kansas

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#1 Consumer Comment

*Nationwide Alert!!! Anyone can 'Google' this- WARREN BUFFETT SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY BEFORE FCIC, and read.....

AUTHOR: Karl - (USA)

the related articles on the web, right?

P.S. Anyone in the world can 'Google' this- STEAK DINNER POEM, and that should take you to where "WARREN BUTTHEAD POEM" is posted, correct?

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The Results of Fighting Back

AUTHOR: Georganna - (U.S.A.)

By the time I wrote this letter to Berkshire and posted it on Ripp-Off Report, I had a large file of paperwork. The most important was my requests for copies of receipts, bills, statements, bill of sale etc. showing proof of debt that they claimed I owed. 5 or 6 of those letters had been sent over the years. I copied my entire file and sent it to the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and requested their assistance. Vanderbilt's home office is in Tennessee. Their response was:

Dear Mr. Groom,

Please except is as response to Mr. and Mrs. Cushing's complaint. The issue appears to be that the Cushing's are requesting a complete break down of the deficiency balance on their account.

This is a loan that has been acquired by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., from Oakwood Acceptance Corp., L. L.C. After an extensive search, we were unable to locate the documents that would support the current deficiency of $10,387.17.

Therefore, our resolution to this matter is to waive the current deficiency in its entirety and report this as a Paid in Full/Repossession. We have already requested the update to the credit bureau agencies and they should reflect the new status of the account within the next six weeks.

If you should have any questions regarding this response, please contact me at (865)380-3000 ext. 2608.


Brandy Swaggerty Legal Coordinator

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AUTHOR: Karl - (USA)

at 11:33 AM EST on Tuesday May 25th, 2010. Simply type in their symbol- BRKA, and see for yourself.

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"STOCK MARKET THE BEAUTIFUL" is a song that's available at the US BANK page of this site. 
It appears as an Update to the Ripoff Report entitled- 'US BANK Can you say...scam?'

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#4 Consumer Comment

Did you get any response

AUTHOR: Diana - (U.S.A.)


Did you get a response from the letter you wrote... I haven't been contacted since I told them that the attorney general for the state of TN told me they no long have a business license and if they are trying to collect a debt representing Oakwood, it is illegal. Because Oakwood filed bankrupt and they no long are a company... yet I see dealers in the next city operating under the name Oakwood Mobile Homes... what is up with that... well, if they don't bother me... I won't bother them... they have already destroyed my credit... and my husband says don't going kicking a bee's nest...
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