Bogus Collection Claims using name of Consumer Law Group

by Alan Mansfield on July 23, 2010

This firm recently has been contacted by two individuals who were contacted by individuals claiming to be from the Consumer Law Group in San Diego, and demanding immediate payment of moneys for pay day loans and other matters. 

 If you receive a call from someone making such a claim, please be advised it is not from this firm.  In fact, if this has happened to you, please feel free to post a response so that these illegal acts can be reported to the appropriate authorities.

We have been in contact with the San Diego City Attorney’s office, and they have opened up an investigation on this issue.  If you have been a victim of this practice, please call the Consumer Protection Unit at 619-533-5600.

There is an organization that identifies itself as Mincal Consumer Law Group that is based in Los Angeles and claims to have an office in San Diego.  MinCal has confirmed that they have similarly been contacted by irate consumers and have also confirmed that they similarly are not involved in or affiliated with the entities that are making such calls.  There is no affiliation between that firm and CLGCA.  

We apologize to any individual who is being defrauded by this scam and will assist any persons who have such a claim and refer them to an attorney who may be able to assist as well as to the San Diego City Attorneys’ Office.

UPDATE – In response to this post I have received numerous additional reports.  I am forwarding them to the City Attorney’s Office for investigation but it would help if you also did so by calling the above phone number.  I have also sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company asking them to stop using my firm’s name and to stop engaging in such practices.   if you are contacted by this company, please get the name of the person you spoke with, the company address, who they are affiliated with, and where they are getting your SSN information and the basis for the debt they claim is due and owing, then provide that information to help other potential victims.

As of August 18, the San Diego City Attorneys’ office is investigating this matter.  If you receive calls from this group, please contact my office so that we can put you in touch with the investigators, since despite the cease and desist letter these practices appear to be ongoing.

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