The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number, All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want
Linebarger G. | Linebarger G |
linebargerg calls from 3 phone numbers:
I now know how they got this number. I have to admit, they are very clever.
I have been receiving calls from this number. I called back and they said it was regarding a traffic violation made with a car owned by a company my family shut down a few years ago. The weird thing is that they have been calling to my home, this house where I live belongs to my husband, and my family shut down the company way before I met him. Bizarre. How did they get this number?
This firm is Linebarger Goggen; one of the country's most unscrupulous law firms. They specialize in collections and don't care what they do or how they do it. They have been sued countless times and successfully I might add. Just beware of them and hang on to your hat as they will try any underhanded tactic available to them. Linebarger Goggan operate an "illegal and deceptive practice," and maximize the firm's partners' profits by extracting money, "which is in addition to statutorily authorized fees to attorneys," from Texas property owners as "fees" not permitted by the Tax Code. On a note of interest, a class action lawsuit has been filed in Harris County by Houston’s lawfirm Johnson, Spalding, Doyle, West & Trent, L.L.P., against Linebarger alleging fraudulent actions related to their tax collection practices and the wrongful demand for “abstract or title search fees”. Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLC are exiting the Junk Debt Collection Industry. It has long been known they had a difficult time suing on bottom feeder debts. Consumers are urged not to allow any suits filed by LGB&S to go to judgment. It is widely held almost all pending litigation could result in a dismissal on suits filed by them for bottom feeders such as Arrow Financial, Midland Credit, LVNV Funding and others. As with almost all junk debt collectors, they were ill prepared to produce legal documents that met most legal standards, thus resulting in many cases being dismissed. Consumers who are currently involved with Linebarger, Goggan are encourage to contract us for referral to a local consumer law professional capable of assisting them in possibly getting LBG&S suites dismissed. • A former Linebarger partner was convicted in a 2002 bribery scheme involving payments to two San Antonio city councilmen who voted to approve a collection contract with the law firm.
• In 2004, Linebarger settled a lawsuit in which a competitor alleged that the law firm offered illegal gifts and bribes, and rigged bids to win collection contracts from several local governments.
• A collection contract that the city of New Orleans awarded to Linebarger and a Louisiana partner organization in 1998 "has been the subject of an FBI investigation."
Additionally, a USA TODAY review of the IRS debt-collection plan shows that one of the unsuccessful bidders had a collection contract suspended in Ohio, and another was accused of making illegal campaign contributions in Texas.
They called my cell. I give it to noone, they must have misdialed. I use my homephone for everything and forward my calls to my cell if I go out. They left a message, but for noone at this number. I don't owe anyone, anyway. Of course not calling back.
This is a supposed law firm. It's actually just a collection agency. The collect debt for governmental agencied like tickets and court stuff. Mostly in Texas. They have no jurisdiction anywhere else . . . LOL
This is copied and pasted from their website: www.publicans.com
Collection & Legal Services
Serving Local, State and Federal Government Clients
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP (Linebarger Goggan) is keenly aware of the challenges that governments face today in meeting growing responsibilities without placing an undue financial burden on their citizens in the form of higher taxes or fees. We developed our firm to address those concerns. In doing so, we have partnered with governments across the nation, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for them every year.
We offer our government clients comprehensive collection services, from skip tracing to demand notices and call campaigns, to litigation and bankruptcy representation and general advice and counsel on matters affecting the collection process.
Linebarger Goggan collects a variety of delinquent accounts, including taxes, fees, fines, tolls, service charges and various other types of local, state and federal receivables. Our efforts help ensure that everyone pays their fair share to support critical government services and reinforce the idea that voluntary compliance is the preferred method of funding government.
Linebarger Goggan works diligently to implement and maintain successful public-private partnerships with its government clients. This allows them to remain focused on their core responsibilities to the public, whether it is health and safety, transportation systems, or public education.
We attribute our success to a proven collections program, leading-edge technology and a highly skilled team of legal and collection professionals.
Delinquent Property Taxes
Court Fees and Fines
Hospital/Emergency Medical Services-Ambulance Collections
Miscellaneous Government Receivables
ACT: TX Property Tax Collection Software
TX School District Property Value Appeals
Listed as collection agency for Miami-Dade. I've been there a couple of times, but do not remember getting any tickets...perhaps the one time I had a car rental....