Brachfeld Law Group PC

by Chavez
(Albuquerque, NM, USA)

This firm called my house for about 8 months. I finally filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the calls stopped for about 4 months. Recently the calls began again. They were originally robo calls with my last name pronounced clearly and muffled initials for the first name, middle initial. They were not my initials. The caller said "if you are not ____ then hang up, listening to this message is confirmation that you are ____." The messages originally emphasized that I was being contacted by a law firm. The messages then changed and said it was in regard to a debt collection and not a legal action. I listened (despite their ominous warning) because I wanted to know who to contact to have them stop calling me; and, finally, I had a person's name, Casey Fox (866.834.6218) to get them to stop calling. I called them at about 10:00 a.m. on August 4, 2011 and spoke to a Richard. He asked for my phone number which I gave him and I then explained to him that the party he was looking for did not and has not ever lived in my home and could not be reached at the number given. He said "just to verify, the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number are not "XXXX" and I told him "No." He then told me that he my number was removed from their call list. I said to him "for confirmation, you will stop calling my house?" His reply "yes." That night I got home to two more calls. On August 15, I received a call from a Crystal Lewis (866.837.6262) with Brachfeld. Sheclearly identified a first and last name of the person she is looking for, that person is not me. I called her the next day and left her a voicemail in which I reiterated that I had previously called and requested they stop calling me in regard to this matter with ______. I told her I had already called and requested the calls stop and since their own employee provided me the last 4 digits of the SSN of the person they were looking for and I confirmed that was not me I did not see any justification for them to continue to call (harrass) me. I provided my work number for her to return my call and confirm I would not be receiving any further calls. She did not return my call. However, when I got home I had a new form of the robo call, now a man's voice and now only identifying the last name of the person they are trying to collect a debt from. Aren't they in violation of the law by continuing to call me when a) I gave them notice to stop calling and b) via their own employee I confirmed that I not the person they are looking for? An internet search of Brachfeld Law Group PC reveals they have questionable credentials and violated consumer protection laws. The number(s) I called are for their operations at 800 West Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77042 but they apparently operate out of California as well.

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Aug 17, 2011
Brachfeld Law Group PC
by: Debtcollectionanswers.com

Your situation sounds very frustrating! At this point, we recommend that you contact a consumer law attorney who helps people resolve debt collection problems. It may take a threatening letter on law firm letter heard to get the calls to stop and worst case scenario, you may have to file a lawsuit, given that nothing you have done to date has put an end to them. The cost of the letter should not be much and if you do end up filing a lawsuit, the attorney may not even take a fee from you - the collection agency may have to pay his or her fee.

We would also file another complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and with your state attorney general's office. If either office receives a lot of complaints similar to yours about the Brachfeld law Group, it may decide to file a class action lawsuit against the company.

Good luck!


Oct 06, 2011
Debt Collector Calling Someone else
by: Anonymous

I am getting calls from this (name deleted for privacy) as well and most of the time they are in Spanish (and I don't speak spanish)...i have asked numerous times for them to stop calling me...I got this number in June and whoever use to owned this number has so many debt collectors calling that I am thinking of changing the number......but the (name) dude has been warned many times....I am going to start recording myself telling them to quit calling and then seek a settlement to teach them a lesson.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

If you've told the debt collector that they have the wrong person and they keep calling, you can file a complaint with the FTC at FTC.gov and your state attorney general's office against the debt collector. You can also consider talking with a consumer law attorney for free debt collection legal help.

Oct 07, 2011
Brachfeld is obnoxious
by: Anonymous

Brachfeld has been trying to collect on an old balance that was with Sears. This account was closed in 1998, and at the time the balance was not more than $200.

At this point I ignore Brachfeld, but their robo dialer calls my business line at least twice a day. It's been like this for the better part of two years, maybe longer. There are several numbers it calls from, even one that shows up on my caller ID one is a Cleaner, the other is a Pawn Shop, from a multitude of phone numbers.

I stayed on the line once long enough to speak to a live person to tell them they were dialing a business switchboard. The guy on the other end was totally obnoxious and was asking for the last 4 digits of my social security and I hung up. Then the following week or two, the calls increased exponentially (maybe 6 times/day). So, don't bother to stay on the line, it's pointless!

I did send them a Cease & Desist letter about 4 years ago, and they were quiet for about 2 years, but they started up again. I'm not worried because it's definitely not a collectible debt, but they are royal nuisances.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

If a debt collector ignores a letter telling them not to contact you again, they may be liable for damages and your attorney's fees under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If they keep it up you may want to consult a consumer law attorney about the situation.

Mar 31, 2012
Call Mrs. B****'s husband to complain?
by: Anonymous

I've been getting calls almost daily for a long time from Brachfeld Law Firm.I was even called this Saturday morning at 8:00 AM. I'm not even the person they're looking for! I've told them repeatedly that we got this number from Comcast 3 years ago and so it hasn't belonged to who they're looking for at least that long. Maybe calling her husband Mr. S. at his architectural firm to let him know we are all tired of his wife's sociopathic harassment would help?

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

Generally, collection law firms should not continue to call you after you've told them they have the wrong number. You may to go ahead and get a free consult with a consumer law attorney to find out what your options are.



Oct 09, 2012
The Brachfeld Law Group, PC
by: Angela M Gahan

On 10/9/2012 in the mail comes this letter from The Brachfeld Law Group, PC.

They were offering me a deal. The original creditor was Credit One Bank, NA and then it says current creditor as LVNV Funding LLC.

They say the total amount due is $1,278.29 and said they would settle for $511.32.

So I called them and told them that would be a little hard to give them a check in that amount. So the guy went on (Clem Jones) to say I could split that payment in half and pay $256.16 by the end of this month and the other half the end of November.

I am on disability and taking $256.16 away from me would hurt me.

When I closed that account it wasn't no where where it is today. They kept charging me fees. This account has been closed since July of 2006. I think there time has run out and if I pay a payment on this debt it could go back to the beginning.

After reading what I did I am not paying these people anything because I don't think they will pay the person they are suppose to and it won't come off my credit report.

Its amazing when I was talking to this guy he told me he had to go across the room to get my file. Its the computer age all files should be online because they take up less space that way.

After I called to find out what this was about and he made me these offers. He put me on hold and my cell phone dropped the call. He called me back twice on 2 different numbers.

I know he will call me back. Thank god for voicemail.


Jan 17, 2013
Fake Caller ID
by: Anonymous

These hounds call from unsuspecting local phone numbers (Caller ID fake numbers), and then when you call the Caller ID number back, it doesn't ring through. They also call any number that could be associated to you (work, relatives, etc.). Plus, when I called back and blocked my home phone number, they even were able to get through now calling me on my home phone (unpublished number).

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