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Out of curiosity stemming from recent issues with people claiming to be attorneys and really not, does anyone know anything about a Thomas K. Bamford from Dallas? There's a really annoying "Ms. Davis" that works for them, calls in the middle of the day, and when I tell her my husband is at work - what, people that can't pay their bills don't work now?? - she hangs up before I can extract any more information from her so he can be better-informed when and if he decides to return her call!

Ugh.

I'm ready to un-list our number :roll:




1. Attorney Thomas Bamford has actually been on the Texas state bar since 1956, not 1951.

2. I've worked for them, I know "Ms. Davis" personally. She isn't rude or mean, until you start giving her attitude.

3. In Texas, collectors are allowed 1 registered "handle".

4. The different addresses, stems from changing offices. There's nothing shady about that.

5. If you don't like attorney's offices calling your house. Stop charging up your credit cards and not paying them back on time. It's really that simple. No one put a gun to your head and made you sign that contract. Be an adult, live up to your responsibilities.

6. I find it humorous, you debtors have a forum to discuss how to get out of paying your bills. Have fun with that one.

Sincerely,
3rdPartyCollector
-Attorney Thomas K. Bamford's Office.

Sub: #21 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 09:24

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3rdParty ~ Most of the people here are not trying to get out of paying their bills, they are tired of being taken advatage of, tired of having collectors be rude to them and treat them like crap, tired of the threats, tired of scammers, and are trying to find ways to pay what they owe with trying to live and provide for their families. As on another thread, bad things can happen to good people. Life happens and people get behind or cannot pay certain things or have enough money to live on and that is when things are turned over to a collection agency. Does that give the agency the right to be demeaning to someone, threaten them, try to take every penny they have and leave them with nothing? Just because you work for a collection agency/attorneys office make you better than me or anyone else that might owe debt due to something happening in their lives. Does it give you the right to judge any body? Does it give you the right to put people down and threaten them? I don't think so...you put your pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us. You come on here with your high and might attitude and you are not any better than I am so you need to get off your high horse! I hope that you don't ever find yourself in a situation where you get behind or can't pay....well maybe I do just so you can see what it feels like to be threatened and degraded. This forum is here to help people find a way to get out of debt and pay their bills will taking care of themselves and their families. yes, there are people that come one here and try to get out of paying something, but if you read some of the threads, you will find where that person was repiminded (sp) for doing that and is encouraged to pay their debt and that this was not a place to go to get out of paying something. It is people like you that give collectors a bad name. Maybe you could learn a thing or two from people who have fallen on hard times. You would be surprised how much more you might be able to collect in the long run if you worked with people when they are down and treated them better.

Now get your nose our of the air before it rains and you drown.

UUUGGGG People like this just irritate me to no end!

Sub: #22 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:21

2nband 2nband
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I find it humorous that he signed on post that he works directly for that office!

Sub: #23 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:23

cajunbulldog cajunbulldog
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Ooops, gues I ment to say "out of the air" nor "our of the air". Been one of those days and am so ready to go home!!! Baaaad day today!

Sub: #24 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:27

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I find it funnier you don't read anything and realize what this forum is actually about.

ladygrace - if you need to, send a request for a debt verification letter. If they verify the debt and you confirm it is yours, do you best to work out a payment agreement. And if they pull the crap that they are a law firm and don't need to verify the debt, stick to your guns. Per the fdcpa, by definition, a law firm is a debt collector when that is what they do on a regular basis.


Know your rights: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

Sub: #25 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:27

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Jeff,what is weird is I read 100 topics and always get the same useless answer"Pay your bills". No response to their violations of state or federal law. No offer of validating a debt,no offer of support to assist in a case of mistaken id or theft of id. These people are highly boring!

Sub: #26 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:31

cajunbulldog cajunbulldog
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I have a response to their violations, sue the collector, the owner, and the attorney for multiple violations. I pray a case like this one falls into my lap. I would sue them and file a bar complaint against the attorney who rents out his name.

Sub: #27 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 17:47

texaslawyer texaslawyer

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texaslawyer, you are the sort of attorney I hope to be some day soon.

Sub: #28 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 21:36

Law Student Law Student

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ok...

I do work for thomas bamford. thus i speak like i do.

if you're tired of bill collectors calling your house just tell them they have the wrong number. if they continue to call, they're in violation.

ignore your debts then at that point and have them fall into default. perhaps a judgement on your credit report will help you out, i don't know.

as for the attorney that keeps calling these types of law offices "rental attorney's"... ALL attorney's are rentals.

i don't claim to be better than anyone else. infact, i have had past due debts. the difference? it only took ONE phone call for me to clear the matter up/work out an arrangement/pay my bill in some fashion or another.

something you people need to realise, is that attorney's don't call you when the bill is first overdue. infact ALL of the debts placed in an attorney's office were first called by the company who owned the debts collection division. if you want a low monthly arrangement. work that out with them. attorney's aren't in the business of refinancing debt. so don't let it get that far, and you won't have problems with attorney's. simple enough?

Sub: #29 posted on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:19

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Ok realize is spelled with a z isn't it???
1- No one here is trying to get out of paying their debt
2- Do you really think it is ok for a bill collector to call and threaten to have children taken away, jail time, etc???? NO IT IS NOT!

Sub: #30 posted on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:35

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