Report: #1465608

Complaint Review: Fake Law Firm: Callaghan & Associates / Callahan & Associates - California

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  • Reported By: Sassy — Atlanta GA United States
  • Fake Law Firm: Callaghan & Associates / Callahan & Associates California United States

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Spread the word. I am hoping this will show up in google when people google the number

This is a fake law firm. They will not tell you the name of the firm (Maybe they will use M. Callaghan & Associates or M. Callahan & Associates) but will not identify the lawyer who runs this. When does a law firm not identify attorneys? 

They will try to scare you into thinking you owe money by violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and making threats that you have been sued and they want to take your deposition over the phone. They will then throw a handful of legal terms at you to make them sound legitiamte.


It's a call center with employees being paid hourly to scam you to the next level of scam


Some Call Center Names:



Derrick Stevens

Steve Klien



They will answer "Legal" or something else


Once you get past there then you get to a "Mr Martinez"

I am hoping this thread will encourage everyone to avoid them and post as much information to bring these scam artists to justice. If they want to pretend to be a law firm then let them pretend to do so a "prison lawyers"

Many anti-scam perople have resorted to crank calling them as payback and have filled their mailbox.

Remember, the more time you waste, the less time they have to scam people.




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#6 UPDATE Employee

Disgruntled Ex Employees

AUTHOR: RealOne100 - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, December 07, 2019

 You know it's funny when you see the way things are in someone's words compared to how they really are. Ex employee Abby Carter is a fraud herself. She Made it sound like she quit the workforce to be a mom and returned when her kids were grown.

This is false, she lost her kids because she is an addict who supports herself by living off of men she uses and swindles for money. I got her a job there because I wanted her to be able to be independent and not have to pretend she cares about men just to have a place to live.

She couldn't show up on time and be coherent on the phone. She was awake for so many hours she would fall asleep on the phone and talk jibberish. She got her son a job there and got him fired because she double cashed his check.

This was after she was fired but only after they kept her there for so long because they felt bad for her. She stole people's profiles because she also likes to commit check fraud to support her habit and life style. But it's her story so we'll let her tell it.

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

More info?

AUTHOR: Abcarter - (United States)

POSTED: Tuesday, April 02, 2019

 If you want more info email me at abcarterext1215@gmail.com, give me a number to call you at I'll be calling from a 951760"**** number

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#4 Author of original report

Please name the company

AUTHOR: Steve - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2019

If you can name the company that paid you for the collections there are many lawyers ready to sue this guy into oblivion

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#3 Author of original report

Can You post more

AUTHOR: Steve - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2019

 What other companies do they own as Callahan and associates has changed names Any other real names? How about Travis bailey? What is his real name?

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

This company must be stopped

AUTHOR: FABIOLA - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2019

 I worked for this company, I was known as Abby Carter. Everyone names are fake names. The owner of this company is Justin Laurer. This company is located in Murrieta, Ca. Not 1 lawyer or legal account mediator in the place. The employees are paid 25 percent of what they collect. PERIOD. This place is basically a boiler room and needs to be shut down.

I had stopped being a collector when I became a mom. This was 15 years ago my kuds are grown and well finances are tight so back to work I went. Never did I think that this was what was going on in collections. There was debt from the 1980's , I got the scoop on what they were doing. They were ripping people off to line their own pockets with consumers hard earned money.

They call and threaten people and scare them into paying money that will never go towards any past due debt, that stuff was charged off, meaning the company that the debt was owed to has been given a tax write-off off on all that debt. So no you don't have to pay anyone ever unless the actual company you incurred the debt with has chosen to take you to court and sue you.

Believe me someone needs to stand up against these people and sue the pants off of them, they use deceptive practices to take your money they harrass people and scare them, it's wrong and disgusting.

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#1 Author of original report

More information 951-387-3966

AUTHOR: Steve - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, October 26, 2018

This fake law firm uses Callahan and associates or Ryan Law .Here is the employee directory. I think some people play 2-3 of these characters as their voices all sound alike. Travis Bailey 1208, Donnie Edwards 1221, Derrick Stevens 1218, Mark Callahan 1203, owner Alan Martinez 1239, Michelle Jones 1212, Kaitlin Campbell 1211. Brittany fields 1213, Abby carter 1215 ,Aaron Evans 1217, Ryan James 1207, owner Jeffrey Edwards 1219 ,Earl Johnson 1206 ,Emily (no last name) 1240, Daniel Vega 1216, (Nobody) 1223 ,Nicole Wilson 1205, Priscilla sedolo (sp) 1210 Voice mail 1001 Shay Moore 1222 Jonathan Klein 1209. To fill up their voice makl so they can’t scam victims. When you get the voice mail 9pm - 6am EST hit 0 when the voice mail begins Then hit 1 Then the extension To leave multiple messages you hit #121 (regular) #122 (urgent Once the mailbox is full you won’t be able to leave messages and will have to hang up and pick another one Remember with a full mailbox potential Victims cannot leave messages to get scammed

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