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Wood Law Firm will not reveal their number when calling...so if you have any calls coming in as UNKNOWN, don't pick up or answer the calls...also, just call them and tell them they have a wrong number...screw em!
JB
 Jun 04th, 2011
I am a 69 yr old woman that lives off Soc Sec. I owe no one and have a 750 credit rating. How do I stop these people from calling my number. They are looking for someone that does not live at my address.
McDonald
 May 09th, 2011
unsolicited and unwanted calls to my Cell.
gp
 Apr 28th, 2011
ive have gotten 22 phone calls from you people looking for a spanish person , that person does not live in my house. i live in a senior building and im 65 yrs old. i called and reported it to one of your peopleand he gave me a bad time over the phone as of now if you have some one call my house again im reporting to the police. i kept time time of the phone calls and the days. i have lived here as a senior for one yrs so that goes to show you some one not doing thier job. stop all calls . thank you Mrs Johnson
Mrs Johnson
 Mar 28th, 2011
whomever call my # 2x in 15 min. I called back and found out it was Wood Law Office. I have only had tis phone 3 days so obviously they are not looking for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JS
 Mar 23rd, 2011
Bill: Are you sure your FTC rep said “Registered letter”? USPS Certified with return card is both the official and common advice. Given the hostile behavior reported on Riddle, the static you were given is unsurprising. You’re told the cease-comm letter was “not necessary” precisely because it solidifies your ability to start a Fair Debt case, just as the FTC told you. In your place I’d have spent the $5.54 no matter what Riddle’s drone said. Maybe you’ve spooked them into silence, but if it’s broken weeks or months later your verbal notice will be harder to prove.
Resident47
 Mar 05th, 2011
Called the FTC and spoke to a representative, told them that this place keeps calling at all times of the day and night and asking for someone who I've never even heard of. I told this collection agency that I was on the DNC list and to stop calling and I was told it takes 24 hours for the robocaller to register the removal, well after a while of still calling me I started to keep a log of the calls and names of the people who I ordered to remove me from their list. The FTC was very interested in what I told them and told me to send them a registered letter to start the paper trail for any future enforcement action on their part, after I wrote the letter I called and spoke to a Supervisor at the firm (name ommited) and told him that this was it, period, not one more call to this address! and that I spoke w/ the FTC and was calling to see who I should address the registered letter to, He was very snotty and didn't seem to care about all the time I wasted trying to put an end to these robocalls and said the letter was not necessary, He assured me that the calls would stop immediately and I assured him that I was as serious as a heart attck about taking this matter to the next level! I haven't had a call since and this was a few months ago. The fact of the matter is that if you are righteous and are receiving these calls for someone who you don't even know and the calls keep coming even after you notify them of your Do Not Call status don't be afraid to call the FTC, Their rep was extremely professional and helpful and was eager to help out, and also because there is a record of your call it lays the groundwork for later enforcement action if necessary. All of us who pay our bills on time deserve not to have these harassing calls during morning coffee or dinner(and that's what I told the FTC, he agreed). Hope this helps.
Bill
 Feb 26th, 2011
Have been receiving daily calls for someone not at my number. No way to block the calls or ask them to stop. Pure harassment.
Kelly
 Jan 03rd, 2011
a recorded message came in today, asking for someone that does not live here. You can't tell them because it's a recording. I am on a do not call list and have excellent credit, wish someone would do something about this, its harrassment...get a real job
jen smith
 Dec 19th, 2010
The FTC doesn't want you paying for collection activity, so the FDCPA bans calls to mobile phones. Put 'em on notice.
Resident47
 Dec 12th, 2010
This number is calling my cell phone number which I have had over 1 year, Looks to be from a collection agency. I own nothing to no one. When I call back the message is to pick an option and then dead air.
Dave
 Dec 11th, 2010
Sheeee! 4.25 years of complaints in this thread of ridiculously damning length, and I will again be the first to make a suggestion for real relief from this sour treat of a collector.

If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law which regulates collector behavior and provides a private right of action. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. You may however soon find that your verbal demands to limit or cease communication, as allowed by the FDCPA, are often ignored. You will have to place the discussion on a paper trail to enforce regulatory compliance. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

In reply to Katherine several months ago, complaints to FTC and attorneys general do matter and will result in huge fines and prosecution for these rogue collectors .... IF a critical mass of complaint filings is reached. Say nothing and you get nothing. Riddle is no more immune to the laws than anyone in the debt industry, especially when any harmed individual has a private right of action to spank him in court, with the loser paying all legal fees.
Resident47
 Dec 09th, 2010
they have been calling me for like a month but i usually miss that call. But one day i called them back and told them that i wasn't the person who they were looking for and told them not to call this number anymore. What do they do? Call me again -___- it's quite annoying because they have the wrong person and whoever the person is needs to man up and pay the money. One time when they called a got an actual person and i said i wasn't the person and they hung up on me. i don't know what to do anymore.....
Emerald
 Dec 09th, 2010
I have received several calls from this place stating that I owe a Directv bill. I tell them that when Directv pays me back what they stole out of my account I will pay them. The way I see it they own me since they stole over $500 out of my account and they say that I owe them a little over $400. Sounds like it is the same people with the Riddle Law firm that got sued and lost reformed and under another name.
Steve
 Jun 21st, 2010
These people started calling my number, which is in the DNC registry, about two weeks ago, looking for someone who does no live here. They obviously did not perform their due diligence. Now their calls amount to harassment of non-involved parties.
Ready to sue
 Jun 19th, 2010
Has called my cell phone for months. Calls always come in as "Unknown". Cannot understand the name of the person from which they want to collect debt. Called "customer service" to get number removed from call list. Have talked to a man and a woman. Both do not listen, cut me off, insisted on account number and then hung up on me. Finally decided to have cell carrier block annonymous calls.
Annoyed
 May 20th, 2010
I recieved this call looking for a family member(not pronouncing the name right). My daughter also recieved the same call from the same "call back number" three days ago both calls say the family member owes a debt.
annita
 May 19th, 2010
They started calling a couple of weeks ago; sometimes twice a day. It appears they are looking for someone with a last that sounds like mine. I cannot understand is said. This is beginning to feel like harrassment and I am wondering what recourse I may have.
Carolyn
 Apr 29th, 2010
I have called them at least 3 times to take my name and phone number of their lists, but they still call. The most irritating call came at 8 am last Sunday morning!!!
Peggy Cox
 Apr 20th, 2010
I can't even understand the person's name they are trying to reach! I have called them at least 3 times to take my name and phone number of their lists, but they still call.
Peggy Cox
 Apr 20th, 2010
These people are a joke!!!! They expect me to pay some acount that I never had.. I asked if they could send me legal doc. to prove that this acount was mine they said I have to send a written request.. I told them I want a copy of this driect tv account that I suposely had with my signature they said that you dont have to sign any thing and they dont have my signature on anything. There empolyies are every rude and the lady i talked to gave me two differnt names. Quite rude and unprofesional. I would suggerst that If they want there company to have a good name they should proble check there empolys and make sure they have good costumer skills. This company will not go far in life..Good luck to anyone who have to deal with idiots..
Erica cary
 Apr 16th, 2010
If you think any state attorney general is going to do anything about the Riddle and Wood Law firm, then you really do think money grows on trees. This firm and Mr. Jessee Riddle practice Law before the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, and is a member of the Bar in five (5) very large western States.
The articles written about Mr. Jesse Riddle portray him as rather saintly, not very much written about David Wood. It would appear he hold on very tightly to Mr. Riddle shirt tails and trains and employs some of the most inconsiderate human beings of this earth. You MUST identify yourself, give the reference No., they ask the questions one right after another, they DO NOT LISTEN to what you are trying to tell them, cut you off in mid sentence, call you low life names, TELL you to GET YOUR CHECKBOOK/CREDIT CARD OUT to PAY YOUR DEBT. If you frustrate them eough by standing your ground and do not give them what they want, they just hang up on you and set their phone equipment up to call you over and over, and over again. These people think they are above the law because of who they work for. It is obovious they might be right because there is not one comment written here by an States' Attorney General, by the Bar association, by the Better Business Bureau that they have investigated these complaints or taken any type of action to stop their collection practices.
Just today, Myra/ Kira/Shyra.(she would not repeat nor spell her name for me) did advise me that Mr. Jessee Riddle was no longer connected to the Wood Law Firm, and this group identified themselves to me just yesterday by Mr. Evans that I had reached Riddle & Wood Law Firm. He then hung up on me also. So just what am I to do? My consumer rights have been taken away from me by the Law Firm of Riddle & Wood. I am trying to find someone who will help all of us.
Please respond if you have any thoughtss, suggestions, or have taken any actions regaesing this company.
Katherine
 Apr 09th, 2010
For 3 years I have gotten calls from this bunch of FTC pimps. (That is where they get their lists, one of their folks told me that much). I told them to tell the FTC to pay them, I wasn't. I don't owe it, I don't pay it.
Now when I get the call, I answer, "go to hell", if it is the recording, I will call them back from time to time and tell them to go perform un-natural acts upon themselves. Yes, I let them know full well who I am, and register (or try to) my complaint with them. They hang up when they see they can't bully you. Call them back, give them hell. They are NOT lawyers, they are "legal" criminals.
Mark
 Apr 05th, 2010
They call and harrass my friend and leave her messages. When you try to speak with customer service they cut you off when you are talking and do not listen to you. They are rude and inconsiderate. Quit harrassing people.
Anyomous
 Mar 27th, 2010
they are calling for someone that has never lived here they call at 8:00 in the morning and we work nights & they wake us up im going to file a claim with the sheriff dept. if they dont take my number off thier call list
mike davis
 Mar 23rd, 2010
Yesterday (3-16-10) we began receiving recorded calls from the firm Riddle and Wood. Several times they called and we got a human asking for Erin. Other times they called and caller ID popped up UTAH. Once, yesterday, someone who speaks English as a second language called and said something about stop trying to trace calls. She mentioned the police and hung up before we could say anything. This morning, again 3-4 calls for Erin. One recorded message from Riddle and Wood that popped up Hialehah, FL on caller ID and a second recorded message that went to the office cell phone. Caller ID on this message popped up "Call 1". The recorded message stated, "This is Riddle and Wood Law Firm calling for " then nothing else. The call was still connected until I hung up the phone, but no one came on the line. There was no additional message.
Office Manager
 Mar 17th, 2010
Received a recorded message that went to my office cell phone. The phone is registered to corporate operating out of Tallhassee, FL. THe phone, branch office is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Caller ID on the message popped up "Call 1". The recorded message stated, "This is Riddle and Wood Law Firm calling for " then nothing else. The call was still connected until I hung up the phone, but no one came on the line. There was no additional message.
Jan
 Mar 17th, 2010
Starting 3-16-10 we have received multiple calls from Riddle and Wood. Yesterday, 3 calls from caller ID states UTAH. This morning, once from Hialeha, FL. Once to our office cell phone from Call 1 (unidentified). To the cell phone came a recorded msg "This is Riddle and Wood Law Firm calling for " with nothing after it. I waited about 1 minute then disconnected the call.
Office Manager
 Mar 17th, 2010
I just finished reading all these comments. I also have been getting calls every otherday. I don't know for what debt. But it seems You all have been complaing to AG for Utah and your own states for (as far as I can tell)2006 to 2010. Why aren't the AG doing something about this by now. Plus these reference #s are the same amount as a SS#. They are trying to verify your social security for I.D. theft. And I too don't answer nor will I call back. But I will file a complaint to mutiple parties. And I'm on the DNC list. Time for a law suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not give them the satisfaction of a call as well as verifiying any personal info. LET GET THESE PEOPLE STOPPED!!!!!!!!
DEK
 Mar 11th, 2010
i got several calls from them I had to call back to see what was all this about, I speak broken English and I guess I made the person that answer a little upset. they insisted I owe over 2000 dls. from 2004 after they verified my ss# I told them that was not me, just someone with the same name, yes they are a little rude. I think Ill call them back to have some fun and just play the same game over and over I have nothing to lose but time.
jorge
 Mar 10th, 2010
i get phone calls from these people all the time. i have already paid the bill they are trying to collect on. i am at a loss for ideas to get them to quit calling. they are rude and refuse to listen. they also refuse to provide proof of your debt. these people are a BAD joke!
just me
 Feb 13th, 2010
We have received a large number of calls from unknown caller and also 800-225-5050. We do not answer them. One time we had a message from unknown caller and another time from the 800-225-5050 number with identical messages. Supposedly wanting to contact
our son who lives in another state and has been on his own for over 10 years. He says that he does not have any unpaid debts. Even if he does, this is not our problem and we are sick of these annoying calls.
Mom
 Feb 10th, 2010
Has called three times. Nothing harassing. Left message on my voice mail each time. Specifically asked for my ex mother-in-law (who's never lived with us or used this address or number for anything), said they were The Law Offices of Riddell & Wood attempting to collect a debt, and gave a reference number to use when calling back.
Dana
 Jan 28th, 2010
I have been trying them to fax me a receipt that I payed off a credit card bill to there firm on June 30, 2008 and every day I call them they say yes I will get the fax today. This has been going on for a full week. I call 4 and 5 times a day and still no faxed receipt. What should I do? Im afraid I paid to a no good law firm. I need to know what to do next.
Sherri Koehn
 Jan 05th, 2010
Attemp to collect Debt
Barbara
 Dec 15th, 2009
riddle martin & wood law offices have called 2 - 6 times a day asking for an "ashley riddle" who does not live here, i know noone by that name. took up my answering machine space, every time i tried to hold to talk to someone, iw ould wait for 15 min & then be told no one available. Finally this morning i got a rude woman who hung up on me when i asked to lodge a complaint. i am furious. what is this stuff??
sickdisabled
 Dec 11th, 2009
I just got a phone call from today and was very rude.I have never had a credit card with the name on it.
deerslayer
 Dec 02nd, 2009
i have never called these people back because i just don't want any hassles in my life. i have re-financed my house recently, so i know what my credit report looks like and it was just fine. no surprises. should i call them back? if they are a debt collector, why would they not just send something in the mail. i hate the cloak and dagger crap. thoughts?
kathy
 Nov 21st, 2009
I did a lot of research and found that the best idea is to report any problem to the state and federal attorney generals... they keep tabs. Also, checkout the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This was helpful to me. That being said, I am still being harassed, I had someone phone my father (I am 35) and give him personal information, I was threatened with both legal action and seizure of my property (of which I have none) but this is ALL ILLEGAL! Ugg! I'm going to start calling them a million times a day too!
kosherchick
 Nov 04th, 2009
I hate these people.They will not leave me alone.I'm a stay at home mom and has never had anything in my name. But they say i have a old phone bill thats in my name thats over 7 hundred bucks from over 9 years ago. I told them you cant get blood out of a turnup!..lol
wildcatlady
 Nov 02nd, 2009
I have an idea......... perhaps we should repeatedly call them over and over and hang up! A little hair of the dog! How is it possible with so many complaints posted on the internet since 2008 that these yahoos are still working???
Phoebe
 Oct 29th, 2009
I have been receiving calls on my cell phone for several days. They are automated messages that ask for someone I don't know. The number has been listed as "unavailable" until today so I called. I was told that my number is NOT in their data base. I said it must be because you've called it many times. He repeated it is not in the data base and that I needed a reference number. I began to ask how I obtain a reference number but before I could finish the sentence, he hung up on me! So I googled the law firm name and here I am! ONly to find I am not alone. If the calls continue, I will pursue it. It would be nice to have more info on them. Funny how when you google them, you don't get the law firm website. You just get an incredible list of complaints! If anyone has any suggestions how to make them stop, please let me know!
Phoebe
 Oct 29th, 2009
RJM a.k.a. Ridell& Associates I bet Bank of America holds the 5050 riddle of my missing Money Market Account that the big American Bank lost Yes! lost it on-line using my DELL wireless to connect the RIDE and I solved that ridell riddle all by myself.And as far as the 5050 use with a 800 connect I bet it was done about 02/02/05 (225) my accounts would have been better off under my mattress with statements noted on printer paper.That one of many many and many more losses provided by the Big American opertunities they offered to customers.And to think RJM were collections for a stolen Express Travel card it traveled thats for sure.
sidewinder
 Oct 25th, 2009
My mother, who is 79 years old and ill with COPD and cancer in her mouth, has been getting calls from this company for at least 6 months to over a year on a DAILY BASIS, and they are always automated. On Sept. 14, 2009, a real person for a change was on the other end and gave his name as LUCAS (first or last, he didn't say). He DEMANDED to speak to my mother and because she sleeps during the morning,I refused to disturb her--saying he could give me a message for her. He basically told me it was none of my business and literally INSISTED 3 times I was going to wake her up so he could harass her over the phone. When I refused again, he started his harassment on me. I'd had enough by that time that I hung up on him. The next day, the automated calls resumed. I WANT THIS IDIOT WHO CLAIMS HE IS A LAWYER STOPPED.
Janice Johnson
 Sep 22nd, 2009
This company is a piece of shit. Mr. Johnson & Mr. Riddle are good LDS peolpe I am sure, They aren't christen people. They are all sewer rats, praying on people down on there luck. They don't follow any laws set up by the federal goverment. They sometimes call , but other times they show up at your door with a summons. With out any other communication. They don't return phone calls, And don't return letters, they just keep the meter running so they suck more money out of you. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing at this firm. There aren't many like this bunch, they should have been on DATELINE, HMM maybe we all should contact DATELINE reference the problems we have encourter with this firm. Because no one esle can get that down that low to the ground. They all need a ladder just to get from the gutter to the curb. Yes I also am filing a complain with the Utah AG and the FTC. And against these fine folks. See ya all in court .
My day in court
 Sep 07th, 2009
So all you who have filed a complaint with the attorney general. What were the results? I must be lucky cuz i just got a letter from the and there charging me an attorney fee of $69.00 on top of what I owe. No freaken way!! I'd rather deal with Direct TV and give them what i owe then give them!! Will keep you guys posted. My suggestion when you talk to them, repeat everything they say and nothing else. Play the game.Pisses them off!! Take care all!!
BabySly
 Aug 29th, 2009
Today I called this number because of a message left in my answering machine. The person that answered my call hang up on me. How rude and unprofessional! I'm not paying a penny, even if I win the lotto, because I don't owe any money.
Gilda
 Aug 19th, 2009
Numerous calls. Initially erased messages. After 2 or 3, called the 1-800 # to let them know I was not the person. They hung up. This past weekend calls began again - received one Sat and Sun. Called again and they hung up again.
Grace
 Aug 18th, 2009
Be careful they are now called Riddle & Wood, PC. There address is P.O. Box 1187 Sandy UT 84091-1187 but they havn't changed there phone number.
Berta
 Aug 05th, 2009
you have called me at least a dozen times asking for another person. evidently, you have my cell number attached to someone else's name. Stop calling me. you are interferring with my business and personal time. if you call me again, i will file a suit.
nelson forrest
 Aug 03rd, 2009
Just called Utah Bar Association to file a complaint against Riddel and Associates. The number is 801-531-9077. It is important to get the name of the person who is harassing you; if they are unwilling to give their name, tell them you are going to file a complaint with the bar association. If they still refuse, hang up.
The kind woman at Utah Bar Association gave me a direct number to call Riddel & ASS. to complain about harassing calls: it is 1-800-963-3630, and ask for Melanie Lockhart. Speak ONLY to her. Leave a message on her voice mail if she is not at her desk. I will update here on my progress at getting these obnoxious phone calls stopped.
We have to report these incidents, WHETHER A DEBT IS OWED OR NOT. NO ONE should be subject to this type of abusive behavior.
Karen
 Jul 22nd, 2009
Hey Nick, ya rude bastard! I can tell you with utmost confidence that if you call my house and harass me as you did not less than 15 minutes ago, you will have a lawsuit on your hands. You behaved like a psychopath, shouting over and over "Grab your credit card! Grab your credit card!" Guess what, moron? I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD, and I told you this debt is being handled between the creditor and myself. You asked if the last four digits of my ss number were ****, and I replied "mmmmhmmmm", and you stated "WHAT'S MMHMM? IS IT OR NOT"? When I asked whom you were and where you were calling from, you became really obnoxious. Wow, what a fabulous (HEAVY SARCASM) job you have, you get to call people and harass them all day and since the number comes up unknown, no one knows who you are! Guess what? I FOUND YOU!!! YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LOW-LIFE COWARDLY ASSHOLES. Do you get off on calling and harassing people who are unable to pay their debt, whether it is due to the economy, illness, or another reason? What's the matter, can't get a REAL job? I would rather starve to death than take a credit collection job like yours. I am calling my state attorney general's office right now to lodge a complaint. Have a fabulous day!
Karen
 Jul 22nd, 2009
This place of business called me saying that I owed a bill from an old Target account from 2001 that I had payed off over 4 years ago. The man on the other end was hollaring at me because of my claim of not owing this bill. Would ask me questions and then not let me answer. This resulted in me hanging up on him. Is there any way you can stop these harasing phone calls.
Janice Jones
 Jul 09th, 2009
Ridell and Associates Law Firm Utah For Direct TV accounts. I do not owe Direct TV Disputed with Credit Bureaus found to be unjust and has been removed from credit report. Do not answer your phone.
Private
 Jul 01st, 2009
Thank you to everyone who is exposing these frauds. They just started calling my home last week--looking for what--I don't know. I have no unresolved debt or financial issues. Companies like this make stuff up hoping somebody takes the bait. I'm going to forward this info to my the Maine AG's office and maybe prevent someone else from getting scammed. Thanks again everyone!!!
eileen
 Jul 01st, 2009
I got this call. They had a recording asking for me by my maiden name. I haven't had my maiden name for over 10-years now. I read on another website, that they are scavengar debt collectors for Bally's Total Fitness.

I went and saw an attorney several years ago about this "debt" gym contract that I sapposely signed and agreed to. In 1994, 1995 or maybe it was in 1996 I was on atrial membership with the gym, cancelled the trial membership within the cancellation period, and followed the conditions/instructions to cancel properly.....well, well, I rarely sign contracts, and when I do, I am very aware of what I signed.

Later, Bally's Total Fitness denied getting my cancellation letter. Of course, probably a year or two later, I get collection calls from Bally's the negative debt hits my credit report. I then did alot of research about my rights, etc, and eventually got it deleted off of my credit report.

I spoke to an attorney about it, and he told me that they can send me payment demand letters all day long, and that they are just hoping that I give in and pay up. But until they prove that I signed the contract, there's nothing that they can do.

I don't have any other outstanding debts. I paid or setled all my past due debts 10-years ago.

So, if any of you ever had a membership with Bally's Total Fitness, I would start there.


And, I've read that if you contact them, it stirs up and throws the Statue of LImitations out the window. So, this makes sense to why they use that recording for you to press 0. The "established business relationship" starts all over from day 1............. So, from from what I have gathered, and what I understand, if you have a debt that is exhausted out of the 'Statue Of Limitations' and you press that 0, or you contact them. The 'Statue Of Limitations' is thrown out the window.
Laughing
 Jun 21st, 2009
They called my wife. Luckily they put her on hold and she never talked to a rep. I'm seriously annoyed.
John
 Jun 20th, 2009
These people called me and wanted my bank acount number. Told me they don't deal with money orders or Cashier's Checks or any checks for that matter. I told them only a fool would give out their bank account number to someone over the phone that they don't even know.I told them to take me to court. They still keep calling, every day several times a day.

Dave
Dave
 Jun 14th, 2009
Received an automated call stating it was Riddles and Associates Law Firm...attempting to collect a debt. I don't owe any debt or collections. They have called before and I told them I do not owe this debt and I don't know what you're talking about. Now they have started calling again.
Carol Coleman
 Jun 04th, 2009
I don't know who these people are, but I am contacting my AG's office for the state of Arizona. I owe nothing to these people who continue to call with automated dialing. The comments I read beow express my sentiments exactly.
RJ
 Jun 02nd, 2009
i do not owe any money to you or any dept unpaid!!!
jeremy
 Apr 18th, 2009
Just another bullshit collection agency. What a bunch of assholes!!!
rou
 Apr 17th, 2009
This place must be stopped, IMMEDIATELY!!! They call three or four times a day, fill up my machine, even if you answer you don't get to talk to anybody. Well FUCK THEM, Lets all start calling them repeatedly, see how they like it.. I researched them, they are a total scam, they get their info from tapping into lagit collection companies and then they call you REPEATEDLY to try and collect first. Number ONE, EVEN IF YOU PAY THEM, IT WILL NOT REMOVE THE DEBT, NUMBER TWO, the tactics they use are obviously illegal and are harassment. DO NOT PAY THEM 1 PENNY.
Frannie
 Apr 13th, 2009
They have called me OVER 100 times, 11 times on Easter, These dis-respectful low-lifes will be taught a lesson. Can somebody PLEASE post their address and their E-Mail address.
Tony
 Apr 13th, 2009
These LOSERS called my house 142 TIMES. That is harassment, whwen they do call you can't even pick it up to speak to someone, SO WHY DO THEY BOTHER CALLING?????? Not to mention this is for $112, WHICH I ALREADY PAID....I wouldn't send these harassing scumbags one thin dime.
michael
 Apr 13th, 2009
Elderly mother in nursing facility receiving calls from this firm. She has been receiving 2 and 3 calls a week. I called today and spoke to woman and she ask if this was the phone number for a Bill ??????. I sternly told her NO. She promptly told me that my Mother's phone number would be removed from the automated call list and it would take 24 hours before it was off the automated call list. I will wait and see if this is true. I like one of your other comments I will personally start calling them at strange hours of the day and night.
Vicki Shelby
 Apr 10th, 2009
I am pretty sure this is the attorney who established Riddle and Associates. All of this information is available on the web with a little researching.

I called and asked them to please remove my name from their directory because the person they are seeking is not me and I do not know the person they are seeking.

Some jerk told me to "deal with it". Are you F*****g kidding me? I have been able to locate the home phone numbers of the attorneys by calling the Utah Attorney Generals office and then to the local police department to match up name with address with home phone numbers. So I guess I did deal with it.

Anyway, here is what I found on the web. By the way, if I receive another call from this firm I will start calling their homes at odd hours.
Pictures of Riddle and his family are published on the web in the Brigham Young Law Magazine.




jesse l. riddle understands the power of

education. For Riddle, a 1988 graduate of

the J. Reuben Clark Law School who now

runs a multimillion-dollar debt recovery law

firm in Sandy, Utah, the value of education

is no different for a student at a prestigious

university such as Oxford than it is for a student

at a tiny high school started by a community

of farmers in rural Mississippi.

Riddle has unique insights into such

seemingly divergent schools: At the same

time he serves on the board of regents at

Oxford University’s Harris Manchester

College, Riddle also occupies a position on

the school board of Centreville Academy in

Centreville, Mississippi.

“Serving on the Mississippi school board

is no less important than serving on the

Manchester college board at Oxford,” says

Riddle. “Somebody has to step up and make

a difference.”

At age 13 Riddle was forced to move

from his mother’s home in Texas to his

grandmother’s modest trailer house in

Centreville, where he eventually graduated

from Centreville Academy in a class of 25.

He attended Louisiana State University

before serving a Church mission in Hawaii.

Upon his return to the mainland, Riddle

enrolled at byu and studied speech, rhetoric,

and English. He engrossed himself in the

speeches of famous and infamous leaders

such as Winston Churchill, Hitler, Franklin

D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, George

Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.

“I was impressed that people could take

words and motivate other people to do certain

things,” Riddle says.

After earning a law degree, Riddle practiced

at a firm in Oregon before taking time

off to write a travel guidebook. In 1994 he

founded Riddle & Associates, which has

grown quickly to 60 employees and represents

on a nationwide basis clients such as directv,

Kroger, AutoZone, and Eddie Bauer.

Riddle & Associates processes an incredible

volume of work: the firm places two million

telephone calls per month and regularly

handles hundreds of thousands of debt collection

accounts simultaneously. Riddle himself

has become an expert on the federal Debt

Collection Practices Act, a topic about which

he speaks regularly to industry groups.

Riddle remains heavily involved in

devising firm strategy and maintaining

client relations, but he also devotes significant

resources to various educational causes.

Riddle and his wife, Lisa, fund two fulltuition

scholarships for Polynesian students

to attend the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Riddle has traveled to byu—Hawaii to propose

establishing a prelaw program, and

he took several employees of Riddle &

Associates with him to Mississippi to install

computer and telephone systems that he

donated to Centreville Academy.

“Jesse and Lisa’s contributions to our

school have been unparalleled,” said Bill

Hurst, headmaster of Centreville Academy,

located 60 miles north of Baton Rouge.

“Jesse and Lisa represent the Christlike attitude

of giving freely unto others, especially

those less fortunate.”

Riddle’s involvement with Oxford originated

at a conference he attended there in

December 2001. While at Oxford he met

Lady Mary Soames, Churchill’s daughter

(“Here’s a kid from Mississippi meeting

Churchill’s daughter—think about that!”

Riddle marvels), former British prime minister

Sir Edward Heath, and Manchester

College principal Dr. Ralph Waller.

Riddle and Waller hit it off famously,

holding an impromptu but in-depth discussion

about British philosopher and religious

leader John Wesley. In the spring of 2002

Waller visited Jesse and Lisa Riddle and

their five children in Sandy. Riddle had by

that time accepted a position on the board

of regents of Manchester College, and

Waller brought a copy of the London Times

announcing Riddle’s appointment.

“My name was in the London Times, and

it wasn’t in the crime section,” Riddle jokes.

On a more serious note, he says, “It’s great to

be around people who care about education.”

In addition to attending regular board of

regents meetings at Oxford, Riddle has committed

to attend as many monthly meetings

as possible of the Centreville Academy board.

Although the two schools are worlds apart in

terms of scope and reputation, Riddle finds

many similarities.

“They both have financial constraints,” he

says. “They both worry about the curriculum.”

When it comes to the worries of a school

administrator, Riddle may be just learning.

But when it comes to the potential of education

to lift and inspire, Riddle has mastered

the lesson. Now he’s sharing that lesson with

students in rural Mississippi, at Oxford, and

at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

“Who will be the leaders?” Riddle asks.

“The leaders will be the ones with education.”





JESSE L RIDDLE (ATTORNEY), (Zip code: 84094) $500 to HATCH ELECTION COMMITTEE on 10/10/00



Name:
RIDDLE, Mr. JESSE L

Member ID:
06640

Member Type:
Attorney

License Status:
Active

Firm:
RIDDLE & ASSOCIATES, PC

City:
Draper

Address:
11778 S ELECTION DR STE 240
Draper, Utah 84020-6808
U.S.A.

Phone:
801-569-3100

Fax:
801-569-8700

E-mail:
(Private)

Law School:
Brigham Young University

Graduated:


Bar Admission:
10/19/1993






Name:
WOOD, Mr. DAVID G

Member ID:
07352

Member Type:
Attorney

License Status:
Active

Firm:
RIDDLE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

City:
Draper

Address:
COMPLIANCE
11778 S ELECTION DR STE 240
Draper, Utah 84020-5539
U.S.A.

Phone:
801-561-3900

Fax:
801-569-8700

E-mail:
(Private)

Law School:
Brigham Young University

Graduated:


Bar Admission:
10/17/1995






Jesse Riddle
Riddle & Associates


Title: Great Debates
Should You Make Love or War? Appropriate Responses to FDCPA Suits

About Jesse Riddle:
Jesse L. Riddle received his Bachelors of Arts in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1988. His law practice is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has developed one of the nation=s leading law firms in the financial industry. Riddle & Associates, P.C. now represents numerous financial institutions, retailers and other businesses throughout the nation. Mr. Riddle is a nationally recognized expert on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He is a member of the Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas and Utah Bars, and is admitted to practice and has taken cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuit. Mr. Riddle is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.





































Jesse Riddle:

Jesse L. Riddle received his Bachelors of Arts in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1988. His law practice is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has developed one of the nation's leading law firms in the financial industry. Riddle & Associates, P.C. now represents numerous financial institutions, retailers and other businesses throughout the nation.

Mr. Riddle is a nationally recognized expert on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He is a member of the Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas and Utah Bars, and is admitted to practice and has taken cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuit. Mr. Riddle is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Riddle was invited to join the Board of Regents of Harris Manchester College of Oxford University, Oxford, England, in 2002, and currently serves as an Advisor to the Principal. He has attended numerous meetings and lectures at Oxford.

Mr. Riddle has formed, founded and funded numerous business ventures. He is an author, a pilot, and frequently called upon to speak at conventions and meetings. He serves on numerous civic boards and church committees that direct charitable work throughout the world.

Mr. and Mrs. Riddle are the parents of five children. He and his wife Lisa contribute generously to non-profit charities devoted to the advancement of education for at-risk and financially impoverished children. Each year, the Riddle’s fund two full scholarships at the J. Reuben Clark Law School for students from the Pacific Islands.



Presentation
"The Rising Cost of Collections. Why?"
Jesse Riddle

Presentation Summary: With better technology, lower long distance rates and the benefits of off-shore call centers, the cost of collections should be less than a decade ago. However, the path down the road to successful collections is filled with expensive obstacles. This session will discuss obstacles faced daily by collection professionals.

Biography: Jesse has over 15 years experience in the collections industry. He oversees legal strategy and new business at Riddle & Associates in Salt Lake City, a national collections law firm. A frequent speaker at national collections conferences, Jesse is regarded as an expert on FDCPA related matters. He is politically involved having held fundraising events in his home for U.S. Senators Robert Bennett and Orin Hatch as well as for current Governor John Huntsman. Jesse received his undergraduate and law degrees from Brigham Young University.
pissed off
 Mar 27th, 2009
I KEEP HAVING RIDDLE AND ASSC CALL ME AND LEAVE MESSAGES ON MY PHONE. I FINALLY CALLED THEM BACK TO SEE WHAT THIS WAS A BOUT AND THEY SAID I OWED A BILL TO DISH NETWORK. WELL OF COURSE I'VE NEVER HAD DISH NETWORK IN MY LIFE AND TRIED TO TELL THEM THISD. THE MAN GOT REALLY NASTY WITH ME, AND KEPT ASKING ME WHETHER I WANTED TO PAY WITH VISA OR MASTER CARD. HE WOULD NOT LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT THEY HAD THE WRONG PERSON. I ENDED UP HANGING UP ON THEM AFTER TELLING THEM TO GO F THEMSELVES. THEY WILL NOT EVEN GIVE YOU TIME FOR AN EXPLANATION. THIS IS TRULY A BOGUS SETUP AND IT SEEMS AWFULLY ILLEAGEL TO ME. WHAT ABOUT OLD PEOPLE THAT FALL FOR CRAP LIKE THIS, IT MUST BE LUCRATIVE FOR THIS TO KEEP GOING ON. I AM TURNING THEM INTO MY STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND FILE A COMPLAINT. I HOPE IT DOES SOME GOOD.
DIANA
DIANA
 Mar 27th, 2009
Who are these jerks, they call in the evening every day of the week, when you call them back, the recording says
please call during working hours.WHAT!!! Please call me during working hours.
Don
 Mar 24th, 2009
Call saying that they needed James Long to call them back. Some computer voice recording... When I tried calling them back I could never get through. Ugh, someone needs to stop them.
Brett
 Mar 17th, 2009
Caller was very very rude. I was ran over by a bus on my job, and having to fight workers comp. I haven't worked since Feb of 2008. The guy asked how we were suviring and I told him beg borrowing and scraping to feed our kids. The guy made the statement asking if I was proud of that? I CAN NOT HELP IT IF I GOT HURT ON THE JOB!!!!
Robert
 Mar 17th, 2009
(800) 225-5050 Fucking ASS-HOLES!!!!!This company has a computer instead of a person calling my house once or twice a day and night asking for someone whom no lives at my house. They started asking me about my social security.I answered this call and was asked to verify the last four digits of my social security number. When I asked what this was in regards to I was told they would not release that information until I gave them the last four digits of my social security number. I am not stupid people and will not release any information over the phone
This debt Law Firm is full of MOTHER FUCKERS!
Mark
 Mar 11th, 2009
I have the exact same story as the rest of the complaints and filed a report with the Michigan Att. Gen.
Lorie
 Mar 11th, 2009
I get at least 2 calls a day...they leave a message saying they are calling an unknown person and want me to call them "about the call"
Kathy
 Mar 10th, 2009
They are constantly calling my 75 year old father with cancer leaving a message for a person whom we do not know. The last call received was today, March 6 09. I plan to contact the Better Business Bureau to see how this company can be stopped. I have also already notified my phone provider and will contact the Miami Attorney General.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STOPPED! Nasty and unprofessional
Edward
 Mar 06th, 2009
THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STOPPED!
nasty and unprofessional
Ed
 Mar 06th, 2009
The calls stooped for awhile so thought maybe they had taken me off their list, but it started again tonight. I have never answered it but there is always a partial recording on my voice mail. I know I don't owe anyone so I will just continue to let my voice mail pick up.
Kim
 Feb 25th, 2009
retrieved a voice message stating that they're calling from a collection agency & for me to call 1-800- 225- 5050 right away. Because the message was left in my work line I decided to call them right away to clear my name & #. I didn't want my employer to think I am delinquent w/ my bills because I know I don't have any. I first spoke to a woman named LINDA. I was trying to ask her to remove my # from their list but she hang up on me. I called back & a woman named Cathy asked me if I want to be connected to the Supervisor but could not leave a message to a so- called supervisor because the Voicemail was full. I called back & this time I spoke to a JOEY who he said "I am a PARALEGAL, what do you need?" He sounded like a Gorilla ready to attack me. He was beyond rude. I told him the purpose of my call & complained that Linda was rude & hang up before I could tell her what I need. He told me "you complain of everyone being rude, don't call here again if that's all you're calling for because I can't help you & hang up on me too."
madi
 Feb 21st, 2009
Update to my message yesterday....they are a scam...check out ripoffreport.com, here's a link:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/241/RipOff0241336.htm
Melissa
 Feb 20th, 2009
I retrieved a voice message stating that they're calling from a collection agency & for me to call 1-800- 225- 5050 right away. Because the message was left in my work line I decided to call them right away to clear my name & #. I didn't want my employer to think I am delinquent w/ my bills because I know I don't have any. I first spoke to a woman named LINDA. I was trying to ask her to remove my # from their list but she hang up on me. I called back & a woman named Cathy asked me if I want to be connected to the Supervisor but could not leave a message to a so- called supervisor because the Voicemail was full. I called back & this time I spoke to a JOEY who he said "I am a PARALEGAL, what do you need?" He sounded like a Gorilla ready to attack me. He was beyond rude. I told him the purpose of my call & complained that Linda was rude & hang up before I could tell her what I need. He told me "you complain of everyone being rude, don't call here again if that's all you're calling for because I can't help you & hang up on me too."
If I get another call from them I will report them to the AG's office.
madi
 Feb 20th, 2009
I am also trying to find out if this is a scam. The two times I spoke to a person, they started asking me about my social security number, so I swore at them and they hung up on me. I shouldn't have anything in collections, so I assume this is some kind of scam. I spoke to an investigator who told me to check my credit report to make sure someone didn't open a phony account in my name.
Melissa
 Feb 19th, 2009
U need some manners MR>BAKER! ASSHOLE
Moo
 Feb 16th, 2009
I received this debt collection, two days ago and I called them right away after I heard my voicemail,and I came to know that there is some debt pending on me.Okay, I called them and wantrd to know what exact matter is and trust me this people are tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo rude to talk to, they don't have any manners to talk to ladies, and all he ask's u is whether U wanna pay today so that u can reduce ur intrest today and u dont have to pay the whole amount, and according my knowledge I have the right to know what exact is going on with it, and I asked them that I will call back when I will see some paper work, beacuse this is my money and I am the one who pays not this debt collector's..... and when I recall my memory about this issue of pending debt and again I call them back to know some details, damn, they r tooooooooooooooooooo rude and all they ask u is to pay the money, and i know I am gonna do that I had an argument with him cuz he was not answering to my Q'S what I wanna know from him, all he asks is about the money and tells me to have a nice day and hangs up the phone, that is ridiculous...... and now I make my 'third call' to them and this time I wanna reduce my payment and as he mention me earlier just 5 mins ago, to my surprise I come to know that my offer been expired to reduce my debt........... it sounds too funny to me.... my offer expired only in 5 mins is that exact was it. NO, it's because we had an argument.......... this guys need some good manners and respect to the citizen's of United States of America...........
This debt Law Firm is full of MOTHER FUCKERS!
Afshan
 Feb 16th, 2009
This company has a computer instead of a person calling my house once or twice a night asking for someone whom no longer lives at my house...
STANLEY MADDOX
 Feb 06th, 2009
I have also been receiveing calls from this number. Law states even if it were something i would owe i have rights. the calls are after 9, only. 9 to 5 in the morning to be exact. the number being called is a buisness phone. dont be stupid. the lawyers from total energy will be notified. i asked nicely for 2 months for it to stop. now i must act on it per the didtrict manager. i did my home work the firm is a fraud. and i will make it a point to exploit this. i would advise they calls to most of there list stop. my job was compremised i will not tollerate this and noone else should. they owe many people in different states money. ive from the south i have no idea who they are or what they want. my boss will proceed to getting me a new number. but i must say im dissapointed they have nothing better to do. get a job losers. many people need lawyers. calling obssesively will never get u any were. they case number is on file. how bout them apples.
Brock Broussard
 Feb 02nd, 2009
Hello, I found this about these people, the actual phone number is a Utah number. Hey,
we can make a call riddle day!

Riddle and Associates
Phone: 801-569-3100
Fax: 801-569-8700

Riddle And Associates P C
(800) 225-5050
11778 South Election Rd Ste 240
Draper, UT 84020-6808
pepe
 Jan 30th, 2009
They call my cell phone everyday and leave the smae message on my voice mail..who are these people and what do they want? I don't return calls to the unknown so if they want to get in touch with me for whatever they think they need to then do it in a different way and let me know who you are and what you wnat.
charlie
 Jan 23rd, 2009
I DO NOT ANSWER UNKNOWN CALLS. If you what someone to answer put your name on caller ID.KEEP CALLING WILL NOT ANSWER> IWILL PUT MY FAX MACHINE ON and you can anwer to that.When I call people my ID on there so they know who's calling. I think its wrong that they are not made to put their ID on.
marge
 Jan 19th, 2009
They have started again. Very there times too be the most annoying.
Kevin
 Jan 15th, 2009
Rec'd call for someone named Brian M. Called the number to report it as being the wrong phone # and encountered a very rude young man who asked my phone #, asked if I was Brian, and then hung up without comment when I responded in the negative. I called back to see if my phone # was removed from their list and was very rudely asked why I was calling back -- believe his comment was "what, are you just stupid -- do you think I want to argue with you if you aren't Brian M. Get a life!"

It's a shame that we've become a society so callous toward our fellow man.

For those plagued by these calls in the future -- state to the rep that answers the phone..."I am not XXXXXXX, I have no business dealings with your firm and please put my number on your Do Not Call list immediately. If they fail to do so, you should then have grounds for action.
Joe
 Jan 13th, 2009
Rec'd call from Steve Smith......tried to explain he had the wrong number....he kept repeating back to me "This is Steve Smith" and then would hang up......what a asshole
Joe
 Jan 13th, 2009
Call received Saturday nite @ 8:12 PM EST. Called back and got answering machine giving operating time in Mountain Time. Most likely a collection agency. Have been receiving hundreds of calls from various collection agencies looking for someone I never heard of. Have had my phone number for about 3-1/2 years now. Evidently they don't know how to use the many resources available to find the holder of a phone number including reading the caller ID. They should be having the police track down the guy for not paying his bills.
John Chmura
 Jan 11th, 2009
This is very annoying. Stop calling.
Stamm
 Jan 07th, 2009
I too, have had it with Riddle and Associates. They are constantly calling my daughter's (whom is a minor) cell phone and leaving a message for a person whom we do not know. The last call received was today, 12-26-2008. On Monday, I plan to contact the Better Business Bureau to see how this company can be stopped. I have also already notified my cell phone provider and will contact the SC Attorney General if needed. If this does not stop them, I am going to contact my lawyer to see who to notify as the cell phone number they are calling is on the Government DO NOT CALL list.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE STOPPED!
Donna SC
 Dec 27th, 2008
It is now day 2. Came thru as a unknown caller 20:27 cst. 12/19/2008. This time they identify themselves being Riddle and Associates. Today they asked for a Randy Knoes. (Last name probably mispelled.) case reference 21653237. Call back 8002255050. or press 0 to talk with someone now. If you are not this person quit listening to call.
Kevin
 Dec 19th, 2008
Just a 800 number asking for a unintelligible name reference case # 21653237. If you are not the person then do not listen further to the message. 800-225-5050 19:34 cst
Kevin
 Dec 18th, 2008
Fucking ASS-HOLES!!!!! Sometimes they call my phone from their "actual number", and then other days, it's "Unavailable" etc. So, I decided to get some payback by calling THEM "blocked" and asking to speak with someone in-charge, which I was flatly denied. They put some wetback beaner on the line that barely spoke english and he kept interrupting me, and when I protested, said he was going to transfer me to someone else, then he proceeded to hang-up on me. I called back 3 more times and got the same bullshit every time. The people I spoke with were rude, saying that I was "a nobody" and threatening me etc. all without EVER bothering to explain WTF they even "wanted", in the 1st place. I think the shit is a scam. Straight-up. Just Google their bogus "webpage" and you'll see what I mean.
Jocko Johnson
 Dec 17th, 2008
harassment calls all the time. I will call attorney general for i went bank rup years a go.
curtis
 Dec 16th, 2008
there was a call on Sunday at 8:06 AM for a Daniel Garcia--I've had this # for 10 years & there is no Garcia here--I tried hitting zero as it says--nothing. I called # right back--closed on Sundays--I don't appreciate this harrassment
kelby
 Dec 14th, 2008
They keep calling me on my brand new cell phone number. After googling their info, I found out Riddle and Associates are complete frauds. They call random numbers that they have a name associated with and tell people they owe money, despite the fact that these people do not owe a dime. My advice is to contact the AG the first time they try to defraud you. If you don't believe me, you can look their company up on ripoffreport.com
Anonymous
 Dec 04th, 2008

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