I had an issue with a company in the Cayman Islands who scammed me out of $30k. Given the jurisdiction problem, I googled collections agency's that claimed to be exerts in getting money from firms in the Cayman Islands. RPS was listed.
I called them up a year and a half ago to explain my problem and they were well versed in legal terminology and claimed without a doubt that they could help me.
Initially they were responsive and willing to help - then I was told "we have exhausted our efforts and need to hire a Cayman Islands attorney to assist and that is a fee" (whereas their initial sales pitch is "no money unless we collect and at that, it is a portion of what they collect for you).
I went back and forth and explained that I was already out $30k and did not feel like it was worth to invest any more money without knowing I'd collect any of it back. I was reassured over and over again that they are very good at what they do and that they would get me my money back.
Well - once I mailed them the check for $3774.00 I was hearing from them less and less. I have emails back and forth where I was chasing them down for answers and my emails and calls were going completely ignored. I was getting more frustrated by the day.
My last reply from them was 2 months ago and it was "we'll be in touch with you tomorrow" and of course, they never were. This was the pattern with them....in fact, over the last 6 months since sending them the check, we'd had close to no communication and the little bit we did have was simply them blowing me off saying they'll be back in touch.
Well, this past week I made it a point to call and call and call until I got someone - I kept getting told Anthony E. Pellino was handling my case - and every time I called (no matter what day and what hour) I'd get told he isn't available.....I finally decided to google his name and there it was - his name shows up as scamming people out of money and RPS has 77 complaints with the BBB.
I am now hunting them down for my $3774.00 and can pretty much forget about the $30k they were supposed to be getting me. For all I know - they collected it and kept it - I wouldn't know either way since they never respond to me at all.
I will be filing a report with the BBB myself - but buyer beware - these people did not deliver on anything they promised me - expect scammed me out of $3774 additional fees.