RRI Rawlins & Rivers -Rawlins & Rivera Collection Agency
1511 Kastner Place
Sanford Florida 32771
RRI Rawlins & Rivers - Rawlins & Rivera Collection Agency Fraudulent Representation, Not Licensed as RRI, did not pay me on Collected Money Sanford Florida.
For a period of 8 months this company called me representing themself as a law firm. They claim the do collections for bail bondsman, daily they called me soliciting my deliquent accounts. Finnaly I sent them $70,000.00 in accounts about 15 individuals. I gave all the correct info as to where they live work and what they own (all accurate and skip traced). They should of charged me 35% of what they collected per contract. They charged 50% to 65% they even kept $2,900.00 of my money because a debtor told them they won't deal with them because they are very disrespectfull and swear at them. RRR clamed to be a licensed collection agency in florida and Georgia, after this happened I called the state of Florida they told me they were not licensed and Rawlins and Rivera was fined and revoked a few years ago. I looked them up on the web and found they were fined a very large sum by the Federal Trade Commission. They called clients of mine that are very nice people just slow payers. On the initial calls they abused the clients and swore them up and down. They have this lawyer robert Bird that also claims not to be a part of the company but it seems he is the agent of record and he is theone that sent me the check. Since when does a lawyer send check for clients. The Law suite from the ftc shows he may be a part of this. Do not use these guys , I have heard from otheres that they also ripped them off. I plan on sueing, and fileing with the state attorney general. BILL GRAHM (if that is his name is the Biggest Asshole), he is the so called manager.
Federal Trade Commission v. Rawlins & Rivera, Inc., a Florida corporation; Rawlins & Rivera Inc, a Georgia corporation; Ryan & Reed, Inc., a Florida corporation; Ryan & Reed, Inc., a Georgia corporation; RRI, Inc., a Florida corporation; Robert W. Bird, individually; Janis Brust, individually and as an officer of RRI, Inc.; Joe L. Hunt, Sr., individually and as an officer of Rawlins & Rivera, Inc., a Florida corporation, and Rawlins & Rivera Inc, a Georgia corporation; Joe L. Hunt, Jr., individually and as an officer of Rawlins & Rivera, Inc., a Florida corporation; and Shannon Hunt, individually and as an officer of Ryan & Reed, Inc., a Florida corporation, and Ryan & Reed, Inc., a Georgia corporation(United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division)
January 28, 2008
Court Enters Final Order in FTC Action Against Florida Debt Collectors
A federal court has entered a final order against a Florida debt collection agency, its principals, and its attorney, settling a Federal Trade Commission action that alleged that the defendants violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) while collecting consumers debts.
The defendants operated from Florida under a series of different business names and corporate identities since 1995, using mail drops in Texas, Georgia, and Florida, according to the complaint. They are charged with violating Section 5 of the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which bars deceptive, unfair and abusive debt collection practices. The defendants are Rawlins & Rivera Inc. of Florida, Rawlins & Rivera Inc. of Georgia, Ryan & Reed Inc. of Florida, Ryan & Reed Inc. of Georgia, RRI Inc., their officers, Janis Brust, Joe L. Hunt, Sr., Joe L. Hunt, Jr., and Shannon Hunt, and a Florida lawyer, Robert W. Bird, whose letterhead was used for many of their collection letters.
North Brunswick, New Jersey