Updated: 8/28/13 – First of all, after re-reading this, I have to admit it made me laugh again. Then after I laughed, I began to get concerned that this article was derogatory to turtles…
See notes at bottom of post.
As I list the top 10 dirt bag debt collectors I wanted to be honest and state that this is a highly subjective list flavored with sophomoric name calling. Take it for what it is.
That said, it is difficult to whittle this list down to ten dirt bags when there is a whole industry of dirtbags. While making my list, there were a couple of local boys that needed to be on a list that just don’t wear big enough pants to be in the top 10. Here is my “also ran” “wanna be” debt collector:
Machol & Johannes, LLC
600 17th St Ste 800N, Denver, CO 80202
First of all, let me point out that I have met Jacques A. Machol, Jr. He is a little turtle of a man. Imagine a turtle without a shell and you know what he looks like. He always wants to shake your hand. I think that legitimizes what he does in his turtle mind.He somehow successfully reproduced and made a little turtle Jacques A. Machol, III whom I have not met. He works at his daddy’s firm.
Here’s why they almost made the list:
I had a friend that was getting sued over credit card debt by Machol & Johannes, LLC. He lives in Jefferson County, Colorado and was getting sued in county court. When he arrived to court on the day of the trail, Jacques A. Machol, Jr approached him, stuck out his hand and they shook hands (of course). Jacques A. Machol, Jr congratulated my friend on the case being dismissed. Jacques told him there was a legal technicality in the paperwork and that the judge had dismissed the case. My friend went home elated.
A week later my friend received a letter from the Jefferson County Court stating that he had lost the case and had a default judgement because he did not make his appearance at the trial. Jacques had intentionally misled my friend into not making an appearance in court.
Jacques A. Machol, Jr is a dirtbag. His offspring, Jacques A. Machol, III is likely a dirtbag too.
If you live in Colorado, check out COLORADO FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (CFDCPA), (C.R.S. §§ 12-14-115(1)(a) )
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Fight the good fight, Boiler
NOTE: I updated this post and removed the claim that dirtbag Machol and his unsavory crew were collecting in Colorado without a state license. As M.E. pointed out to me, here is the specific law exempting attorneys from the CFDCPA:
Personally, this little issue is not anything to get excited about as there are usually so many more violations with any debt collector or attorney and the FDCPA.
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