Collect America is a huge JDB with many franchisee’s across the country. They have alleged lawyers in these offices. CACV stands for Collect America Collection Vehicle and CACH purchase junk debt for Collect America. Collect America was sold by Scott Lowery in 2005 for $350 million! Even though he sold the company to First Analysis Private Equity Fund IV, he reportedly is still involved in operations through his brother.
This debt collection agency is typical with their tactics. Letters, phone calls and threats to the consumer.
Here is a list of possible franchisees (from Bud Hibbs site):
Law Office of Sam W. Streeter, Houston, TX
Richard G. & Catherine A. Neuheisel Law Firm, Tempe, AZ
Neuheisel Law Firm, Deborah Sue Harvego, Sacramento, CA
Law Office of Thomas K. Bamford, Dallas, TX
Harold E. Scherr, Attorney at Law, Longwood, FL
Bronson and Migliaccio Attorneys, Williamsville, NY
Bronson and Migliaccio Attorneys, Elmwood Park, NJ
Phillips and Cohen and Associates, Westampton, NJ
Law Office of Larry Roach, Copley Twp, OH
Phillip Scott Lowery P.C., Denver, CO
Law Office of Joe Pezzuto, Phoenix, AZ
Law Office of J. Anthony Cambece, Boston, MA
Workman Law Office, P.A., Jacksonville, FL
Collect America, LTD, Denver, CO
Gamache and Myers, St Louis, MO
P. Scott Lowery, P.C., Tulsa, OK
Law Office of Wilfred E. Briesemeister, Montclair, CA
Harrison Ross Byck, Morrisville, PA
Daniels & Norelli, P.C., Westbury, NY
Davis Law Office, Russell A. Davis, Solana Beach, CA
Richard DeJana & Associates, Kalispell, MT
Dennis Michael Dendy Law Office, Gretna, LA (Houston TX)
Daniel N. Gordon, P.C., Eugene, OR
Mims, Jerry M., Attorney, Islip Terrace, NY
Pentagroup Financial, LLC, James J. Thorpe, Attorney, Houston, TX (represents CACV & CACH)
Take heed if you are served a summons at your residence from this company. They are infamous for lawsuits and arbitration with NAF. National Arbitration Forum. Do not ignore.
Read below of a consumer who learned quickly how to fight back and WON !
August 2008: UPDATE: “The july 9th court date never came as CACH LLC’s new attorneys called me about a week before trial to settle. At first, they “offered” me for ME to pay them $3,000, which they argued was far less than over $17,000! I told them in no uncertain terms, NO. As I had filed a counterclaim against CACH, LLC and Daniel N Gordon for $150,000, they wanted this to end. They asked me what I would take to settle. As I’m a person of integrity and not into it for the money, I told them they’ll receive no money from me, everyone pays their own court and attorney costs (I had none except the court filing fee), and the cases get dismissed WITH PREJUDICE. That means this case can NEVER be put back into the court system again for any reason.
It’s over…finally after over 2 years of dealing with their attempts to bury me in paperwork. I kept up with it though, and have learned a LOT about the debt collection and legal system as a result. Bud Hibbs is a wonderful person for having this website available for the public who needs advice without being able to afford talking to an attorney. Now, I have this advice for everyone here…don’t ever give up…and NEVER ignore a case that filed against you in court by these scoundrels. That’s really what they hope for…is a default judgment against you. They HOPE that you’ll either ignore it (they win that way), or that you can’t really afford to fight it with an attorney. However, you DON’T really need an attorney to fight these scoundrels…you CAN do it yourself.
As part of the settlement, which has no wording in it saying that I can’t talk about it, CACH, LLC has agreed to drop the matter AND to report to the credit bureaus that they are removing this entry in my files. See, you CAN win against these people…just work hard at it and you will. If more and more of us can get to the point where we’re all standing up against these scoundrels, they’ll depart with their tails between their legs. Oh, and don’t be afraid of “big name” or big sounding “attorney” firms. “
This is why we are passionate about consumer awareness with collection debt. Consumers can educate and empower themselves.
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