Report: #75080

Complaint Review: CAMCO

  • Submitted: Tue, December 16, 2003
  • Updated: Fri, March 16, 2007
  • Reported By: Winnetka California
    P.O. Box 5087
    Rockford, Illinois

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Was contacted by CAMCO, and berated first by a Mr. Anthony, who was at extension 2011, and who could barely speak the English language and called me every name in the book, screamed at me for a solid ten minutes, and would give me no information except to say, "that I was a dirty, stinking deadbeat" in what was probably a Creole or Jamaican accent. When I hung up on him, he proceeded to call my answering service, and by this time I was so pissed of, I called the company, and demanded to speak to a manager. Spoke to a Mr. Tyrone, who could not have been ruder and more flaming in every sense of the word, had he put his little mind to it. He again proceeded to threaten to come to my house, and call me everyday for the rest of my life and harass me until I paid. Mind, you at this point I still had no idea what they were talking about, but they would not give me any information. I told him to stop calling me and if they allegedly had any information on me, which no , I would not verify they could put it in writing and send it to me i they so chose. He threatened me some more so I hung up. By this time I was livid. I called back demanded to speak with THE manager of the entire unit, was transferred to a voice mail half a dozen times before I was put through to a Mr. Jay Martin. After he copped an attitude with me, I told him that they were to completely cease and desist all telephonic contact with me at any time for whatever reason and that if they did in fact have any information on me, which no, I would not verify they were to put it in the mail and I would deal with it when I saw it. He told me to put that in writing which I did. By this point, however, I had double talked him in to telling me who the alleged creditor was, which was Bank of America, imagine my surprise. Well, I put in writing a cease and desist demand, and called Bank of America, and spoke with a manager, and advised them of what CAMCO was doing. Needless to say they were not amused and last I heard the rep I sp[oke to, was forwarding the information I had given him to their Legal Department. I have since contacted to State's Attorney in both California and Illinois and filed a complaint, and will be filing Terroristic Phone call aints with the police department later today. What they are doing is illegal, should be reported and they should be put out of business. I have since then written Mr. Martin another letter informing him of all the places that have been contacted with formal complaints against him personally, everyone I spoke with personally, and the company. I suggest that anyone who has any contact with this company do the same thing. And, if you are a contacted on by them on Bank of America's behalf on suggest strongly that you contact BofA's corporate office and speak to the legal department, because BofA is not condoning what CAMCO is doing on any level and does not want to be named in lawsuit with CAMCO for illegal collection practices.

Winnetka, California
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#1 Author of original report


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

Finally a blow to the bad guys that the good guys can be proud of. unfortunately junk debt collectors/zombie debt collectors are like twinkies and cockroaches, they shelf life they have is infinite, and they keep mutating regardless of what pesticide you spray on them. Thank god sites like this exist, so the consumer knows and forearmed is forewarned.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

the federal government gave camco a hefty chunk of change and tax breaks

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

I can tell you why there is no response from the illinois AG. It is called saving face. You see, the state of illinois and the federal government gave camco a hefty chunk of change and tax breaks when they moved to their current criminal lair in the murder capital of illinois (rockford). Now their hands are tied because if they actually get off their lazy worthless asses they would be admitting to funding this criminal organization. The FTC is very aware of camco and continues to promise to go after them but nothing ever happens. The BBB is paid off in cash to keep quiet. The BBB is an absolute disgrace and anyone who puts stock in that company needs their head checked. The ONLY way to get at camco is to find an attorney ( try or some other consumer protection lawyer and sue the pants off them. Sue them for poisoning your credit report. Find out if it is legal to tape in you state and tape them making their threats. Then sue them again and again, ect. Sue the collector who made the call as is allowed under the fdcpa. Do not settle with them. Make them come to court. Garnish their wages and bank account. Put liens on their homes.
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#3 Author of original report

received two statements in the mail today from SCAMCO/SCUMCO ..Illinois Attorney General, hello, anyone home! how many more people have to be scammed!

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

Like many of you I am sure, I received two statements in the mail today from SCAMCO/SCUMCO requesting payment on debts that do not exist. In spite of my numerous requests both telephonically to them and in writing for VALID proof all I get are two statements with little or no information on it that can even be verified. I have sent them another letter today via fax and mail once again requesting proof, and not another statement. This is getting old and tired, why has Illinois Attorney General, based on all of the complaining phone calls they have rec'd by their admission against this company and it's fraudulent practices, not done anything??? I don't get it, why are they being allowed to continue to do this, if the Attorney General themselves have admittedly gotten repeated complaints???????????????
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#4 Consumer Suggestion


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

Rockford Newspaper
Business News Phone: 1-815-987-1364

Mayor of Rockford Illinois Doug Scott' Office (ask for John Strandon)
City Hall Building
425 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: (815) 987-5590
Fax: (815) 967-6952
TDD (815) 987-5590

Illinois Govenor's Office

Consumer fraud Dept is: 312-814-3000.

The local police department in your city and file a complaint of Terrorist Threat phone calls, and demand it be sent to Illinois; explain to them this company is being investigated for doing this sort of thing serially.

The FBI, BBB, Consumer Affairs, and file reports with each of the Credit Bureaus.
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