Smith Dean and Associates / Misrepresentation as a Sheriff Department
My sister's old roommate received a disturbing call this morning stating that my sister had to call Tina at [protected] and that the police were on the way and she was going to have a really bad day. My sister panicked and called me. I was suspicious and called the number and discovered it was Smith Dean and Associates. She called them after them and was transferred to an agent that yelled at her that he was on another phone call with the state attorney and hung up on her. The practices that Smith Dean and Associates seem to me illegal, harassing, and abusive. I found a link that Smith Dean & Associates had 21 lawsuits against it including a lawsuit taken up by the Illinois State Attorney in 2009. My sister is filing a police report against the associates since they misrepresented themselves as police officers. I encourage anyone else that has had a similar experience to contact their local police and report the behavior so that it can be stopped.