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Pressler & Pressler
Unethical debt collection practices and more
6th of May, 2011 by justiceBringer
Pressler & Pressler has ruined my financial life. I was the victim of an online scam, whereby I cashed checks for a supposed charity. Despite the fact that the issuing bank saw absolutely nothing wrong with these checks, the bank I used (Commerce Bank; my personal bank) said the checks were fake AFTER they had told me the checks were clear and gave me the money. I refused to pay Commerce anything, because it was their negligence that caused the problem, if there even was a real problem. But that's another story.

A year later, I started receiving harassing calls and letters from Pressler & Pressler demanding that I pay them. I refused, so they went to court and got a judgment put against me. They garnished my wages and thus humiliated me at my job. I formally challenged the wage garnishment, and the judge did rule in my favor, but then a month later, I received more paperwork saying that my wages would be garnished. When I questioned this, NO ONE would help or tell me why or how the ruling was changed.

Eventually, I moved and quit that job, so I stopped paying the percentage to Pressler & Pressler. Then, one morning, I tried to pay a bill only to find that they took EVERY PENNY from my bank account, leaving me with no money for food, rent, bills, medical expenses, etc. I set up a court date to challenge this. In the mean time, I did my own online investigation of Pressler & Pressler and found way more than I expected, things that showed that Commerce Bank was in cahoots with Pressler & Pressler as well as Nigerian 419 scam artists. In this case, the scam artists would target people that held accounts at Commerce Bank; people would come into the bank, cash the checks (which were purportedly for charity) and send them to the charity, the bank would tell people the checks were clear at first, and then turn around and say that the checks were bad. This way, once the money was sent to the charity, they would have that and then double dip and make the bank customer pay back the amount from the supposed bad checks.

At Pressler & Pressler, Chris Odogbili (a man listed as one of the attorneys at Pressler & Pressler working against me) is the Nigerian operative. Ralph Gulko and Steven Phillip Bann are the ones who go to court (and are friends with the judge-- listen to any court recording to hear how sweet the judge will be to these attorneys)

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Pressler & Pressler was nabbed in 2005 for purchasing info regarding debts charged off. These people need to be thrown in Federal Prison for the rest of their lives.

I asked several lawyers to help me with my case, but they all wanted several thousand dollars as their fee, which I could not, and still cannot afford.

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