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This company tried to tell my husband that his exwife had a credit card with his name on it from 1984 and that there was a balance of over 14, 000.00. We told them that she didnt live in Calif anylonger and that they had been divorced for more than 11 years.

Mr. Robert Ivory was very pushy stating that if they took the 5000 in interest off, that his attorneys might settle for half of the 9000.00 left unless we had some kind of physical ailment that would make us a 'hardship case". My husband is a 100% disabled vet and I told this Mr. Ivory that. He kept putting me on hold to talk to the so called attorney's working there and came back and said that they would want at least 1800.00. Then he told me that HE PERSONALLY would settle the account for 1000.00 if we could take care of it today. So my husband told him that we would call them back within an hour because we needed to check them out before we gave anyone any money. Mr. Ivory gave us a url to their website which of course looked very professional but my gut told me this was crazy. So I went searching more and found this site where so many complaints were made against this scam. We called Wells Fargo where this account supposedly was held and they had NO RECORD of ANY account with my husbands or his ex's name on it.

Mr Ivory faxed us a letter and it was written TO my husband ex-wife stating that this 1000.00 would clear it all. But he told us on the phone that this 1000.00 would take care of our half of the bill and that the ex-wife would be responsible for the rest. What a scam. I knew it when I saw the letter made out to my husbands exwife.

We called his ex wife and she told us that this company had called her and gave her the same story but said that the amount was only 12000.00 instead of 14000.00 that they quoted us. She never had any account with HER name on it as primary so she told them to go away and that she was not going to pay them. They threatened her with bad credit, lawsuits etc against her which he also told us that unless we settled it today that we would suffer the same consequences.

I called Mr Robert Ivory back at [protected] ext 3064, got his voice mail and told him that he should be ashamed of himself, that he was a scammer and a liar and that we were not going to pay him period. I told him that I'd better NEVER get a call from him or his so called company again.

PLEASE check out every call that claims you owe them money. There are lots of scammers out there, expecially with Obama and his ruination of America and her economy.

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    dia3766 Oct 20, 2011

    yep a scam all right, i have received calls before i refuse to give them money over the phone i tell them to have the actual company send me the statement and i would pay directly to the company not the collection agency. They get quite upset that i will not send it to them and i never hear anymore about it lol

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