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  1. #1
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    Commercial Recovery Systems of TX

    Has anyone had dealings with these clowns? I am filing my complaint with the FTC this week. If you know anything, please post an information.

    Thanks!


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    Commercial Recovery Systems of TX

    What's happening with them?

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    Commercial Recovery Systems of TX

    They have scamed me and my wife out of an additional $1,700 because of mismanagement. They lost two of my checks, one sent UPS. It's a long winded story and I hope to post it on my website soon.

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    Re: Commercial Recovery Systems of TX

    Originally posted by macboy
    They have scamed me and my wife out of an additional $1,700 because of mismanagement. They lost two of my checks, one sent UPS. It's a long winded story and I hope to post it on my website soon.
    With out any more info than this it's going to be very hard for anybody here to make suggestions.

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    Seem Suspicious

    I received a call from these people after I left work yesterday. Here's how her message went:

    Hello, this is Ms. White from Broward County Courts. I got your number from the HR Department. I need to serve documents regarding wage garnishment on [Employee Name]. Please call me today at (888) 214-7827.

    This call was not regarding me, but instead about one of my employees.

    I did an internet search for the phone number and found a page on the website: 800Notes.com

    I called Commerical Recovery Systems and asked if that number was theirs. The receptionist said "yes, that's one of ours." I then asked whose extension it was. She said "Ms. White." Now I proceeded to ask her why Ms. White would say she was from Broward County Courts in South Florida when the company is in Dallas, Texas. She was stumped. She got a gentleman on the phone after a long wait. I went through the whole description again. He said he would look into it and asked for my phone number. I gave him my work number and extension.

    I'll be honest, I really don't expect to hear back. They represented themselves fraudulently by identifying themselves as being from Broward County Courts. I think it's a scam and they know they are found out. She actually told my HR director when she called here that she needed to speak with a supervisor who could point her out when they come to serve the documents. The HR Director told her the Receptionist could do that, but she INSISTED on speaking with the employee's supervisor. How exactly would she serve documents while in Dallas, TX.

    If any one knows anything about this company and if they are legit, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaryInFL View Post
    I received a call from these people after I left work yesterday. Here's how her message went:

    Hello, this is Ms. White from Broward County Courts. I got your number from the HR Department. I need to serve documents regarding wage garnishment on [Employee Name]. Please call me today at (888) 214-7827.

    This call was not regarding me, but instead about one of my employees.

    I did an internet search for the phone number and found a page on the website: 800Notes.com

    I called Commerical Recovery Systems and asked if that number was theirs. The receptionist said "yes, that's one of ours." I then asked whose extension it was. She said "Ms. White." Now I proceeded to ask her why Ms. White would say she was from Broward County Courts in South Florida when the company is in Dallas, Texas. She was stumped. She got a gentleman on the phone after a long wait. I went through the whole description again. He said he would look into it and asked for my phone number. I gave him my work number and extension.

    I'll be honest, I really don't expect to hear back. They represented themselves fraudulently by identifying themselves as being from Broward County Courts. I think it's a scam and they know they are found out. She actually told my HR director when she called here that she needed to speak with a supervisor who could point her out when they come to serve the documents. The HR Director told her the Receptionist could do that, but she INSISTED on speaking with the employee's supervisor. How exactly would she serve documents while in Dallas, TX.

    If any one knows anything about this company and if they are legit, please let me know.
    They are a legit company. One thing you want to be aware of is that in most states judgment recovery companies are totally different than debt collection companies. They are not regulated under FDCPA as debt collectors are because they seldom if ever contact debtors directly. They normally work only under court order to collect judgments already granted.by the courts. Most of them only collect on old judgments that everybody else gave up on long ago. They normally have to buy the judgments and then collect on the judgments they own. They normally pay about 50 percent of the face value of the judgment but of course pocket all the interest that has piled up over the years and tack on their own fees and costs. Most are licensed private investigators but that isn't a requirement in most states. There are only 5 states that have laws governing judgment recovery companies. Texas is one of them and I think Florida is too but I'm not certain about that. Judgment recovery specialists in Texas must be licensed as debt collectors as well. Judgment recovery is a very specialized field and is highly competitive.

    If they contact debtors directly and demand money then they would fall under FDCPA regardless of what state they are from or what state they operate in.