On November 15th I received a phone call from a man with a heavy foreign accent stating that he was calling concerning a legal matter. He stated that his name was Kevin Petterson and he was calling from the legal division. I returned Mr Pettersons phone call. When he answers the phone he does not state the name of the company he is working for. When I asked who he was he immediately got deffensive and wanted to know who I am.
When I began to question things he told me that he had to "read me my rights" and proceeded to very quickly read off a list of things that I was being "charged" with. He informed me that I owed $710 and that if I could not come up with this money within 30 minutes, there would be officers at my job the next day to arrest me.
I told him I didnt have this kind of money lying around and he stated that he wished me the best of luck and that I should contact a lawyer. I was able to come up with half the money thanks to a family member and he had me send it via quick collect through western union. Which I did in fear that I would go to jail and my kids would be put into the foster care system.
Again today, December 3, 2007, I received another voicemail message from Mr. Petterson. He stated that I needed to call him regarding a very important legal matter and that this was time sensitive. I immediately contacted my state Attorney Generals Office and was told that I needed a physical address for them to be able to pursue anything.
When I called Mr. Petterson back, I had informed him that I spoke with my lawyer and that my lawyer needed a physical address to remit payment to. Mr. Petterson said, "I have already contacted your manager and officers are on their way. Good Luck." and then he hung up on me.
I discussed this with my manager, who helped me to look up some information regarding this company. The only information I had was phone # 210-858-6603 and the name of the company from which he left on a message. We found out that the phone # is a Texas # but we couldnt find a United Processing INC located in Texas. That is how we came accross this website and other complaints.
I highly suggest this company is looked into and that anyone that is having the same harrassment going on with them contact the attorney general's office immediately. This is not legal.