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Out of curiosity stemming from recent issues with people claiming to be attorneys and really not, does anyone know anything about a Thomas K. Bamford from Dallas? There's a really annoying "Ms. Davis" that works for them, calls in the middle of the day, and when I tell her my husband is at work - what, people that can't pay their bills don't work now?? - she hangs up before I can extract any more information from her so he can be better-informed when and if he decides to return her call!

Ugh.

I'm ready to un-list our number :roll:




Thomas K. Bamford is listed as a member of the Dallas Tx Bar Assn, licensed in 1951.

Bamford, Thomas K - Attorneys Office (214) 343-6364 10610 Metric Dr # 110, Dallas, TX

Bamford, Thomas K - Bamford Thomas K (214) 747-6713 1700 Commerce St # 1040, Dallas, TX

Any of that sound familiar? Btw, when you pick up the phone and say hello, and the voice says, "Mr. Guest's husband, please...", your response should be, "who's calling, please". Don't ever give out information over the phone to an anonymous caller, even whether hubby is home or not. If you don't get a satisfactory response to that question, including the full name of the caller as well as the name of the company, make a note of the date, time, caller id information, and the substance of the call - a call from a debt collector that does not include meaningful disclosure of the name of the debt collector is a violation of the fair debt collection practices act. Also look into using call trace from the local phone co. You can also use an answering machine to screen the calls.

So, anyway, if you do get a responsible answer to "who's calling...", say, "I'm sorry, he's not available, can I take a message?" If they say, "never mind, I'll call back", tell them, "no, don't call back, you can leave a message or a number where you can be reached, but do not call this number again." If they call back after having been told not to do so, that's another violation.

It's not necessarily a debt collector, by the way, they could be trying to identify someone whom they think is a witness or a potential defendant. I can't help wondering what Hubby told you about it.

Sub: #1 posted on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 21:28

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Sorry, forgot to put my name in - using a new browser and the old one would just do it for me :oops:

I'll first ask who's calling. Then she'll just say "Ms. Davis." I'll ask with what agency and she'll again ask if he's there. When I ignore her interruptive question and ask a second time who she's calling on behalf of she'll just say "attorney's office" - I'll ask what attorney, (as there are many across this great United States) and she'll either get exasperated and turn rude or she'll just say "I'll call back" and hang up before I can tell her not to!

If I let the machine pick up, she won't leave a message at all.

She has never once in the 10 or so times I've answered told me if she has a first name, who she works for, or where. I found everything I know from doing a reverse search on the phone number.

I'm not sure, but think this one might be over a really old charge card my husband had with penney's. I get all the collectors mixed up.

My hubby's a Lutheran pastor, so we make VERY little money - and have substancial debt from our college and early marriage days when he was in grad school. We live in Iowa, have never traveled alone since we've been married - and never to TX, and I highly doubt this could be related to anything but people wanting money from us - that's the content of 90% of calls to our home phone. Maybe this can help keep you from wondering what I was told by my husband.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 02:05

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If I got "Mrs. Davis", I'd stop her there and say, "Full name, please". Keep a log of these calls; the first one constituted contact to your husband, and the debt collector has five days in which to get a written notice of rights under federal law to him. Call trace is pretty useful, though it's an extra cost item, and you shouldn't use it if you think there's no way you're going to file suit. But I just got a batch of info in the mail today in response to a subpoena to the phone company, and it's all in official form that can be used in court. It backs up the client's log, and proves the debt collector is lying, in an independently verifiable and incontrovertable way. heh heh heh.

Btw, and assuming you've got caller id, what if, when you see that number come up and you answer the phone, instead of saying "hello", you said, "First Lutheran Church of Davenport (or whatever your church is called), how may I direct your call?" (Davenport's the only place in Iowa I've actually been to.)

If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to email me privately. Jesus helped me when I needed it and told me to "pay it forward". So I've got a soft spot for "professional christians". My email address is posted in my profile on this website.

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 02:31

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Yes, they'll answer the phone, "law office". But these are only collectors. Under the law, a debt collection lawyer is a collector and falls under the fdcpa. I completely agree with Virginia-Legal-Defense.

Also check you states laws. In my state, Texas, the collector must state their real name, not some "handle".

Collection lawyers only exists because they do not have to be licensed as a collector and to attempt to put forward the psychological idea that "the stakes have been raised". Rubbish. They must follow the law as any third party collector.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 12:07

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There are some states in which debt collectors must be licensed. It's a violation of the laws of the state in which the purported debtor resides for an unlicensed debt collector to be calling, where a license is required.

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 17:40

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I just wanted to say that I have also had calls from this Ms. Davis. I like so many others do not answer numbers that I do not know. I noticed several calls from Dallas but ignored them. Then this Ms. Davis left two messages that she was from the law offices of Thomas Bamford and that we needed to return her call. I was very intrigued as to why a law office would be calling us especially from Dallas. So I got on line to see what I could find about this law office. I am glad I did I won't be calling them back

Sub: #6 posted on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 02:00

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MR. Bamford i got your letter in the mail concerning a credit card bill. I won't be able to have the money until the beginning of Decemeber. If you don't mine waiting that long.. I can't afford it right now

Sub: #7 posted on Tue, 08/15/2006 - 01:33

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LaTasha

Mr. Bamford and his company is not affiliated with this website. You need to contact them directly and explain your payment problems.

Sub: #8 posted on Tue, 08/15/2006 - 06:05

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Regarding this number and its "attorneys office", I am not sure if they're a collection agency, they're trying to get me to pay a CC debt, I am willing to pay them but under my terms, however they're not taking what I'm offering, and they're also asking me to pay interests. This is a 3 or 4 year old CC, and they also said they will take me to court...Please HELP

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 10/26/2006 - 21:42

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Thomas K. Bamford

Address: Suite 1040
1700 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Phone: (214) 747-6713

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Sub: #10 posted on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 01:33

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