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What are the viewpoints of consumers about Brachfeld Law Group?

Brachfeld Associates better known as Brachfeld Law Group is collection law firm headquartered in California (CA). Check out the complaints against Brachfeld in the below given sections.

Common complaints against Brachfeld Law Group

Brachfeld Law Group is a collection law firm that provides commercial, debt collection and legal services. Apart from that, the company also offers other services such as asset locating, skip tracing and judgment enforcement. According to BBB, there are currently about 107 complaints against Brachfeld law group. Here are some of the common complaints against the collection law firm:

  • Unauthorized withdrawals: One consumer complained that the Brachfeld made an unauthorized withdrawal from his bank account. The consumer settled an old debt for $4500. Brachfeld was supposed to withdraw $1500 from his bank account for 3 months. Later, the consumer found out that the company/collection agency has taken out $6000 from his account. Learn more
  • Default judgment: Another consumer accused Brachfeld of filing default judgment against him. The consumer had made a settlement agreement with them and paid the money but the collection law firm filed for a default judgment anyway. Find out more
  • Impolite behavior: One consumer complained that the officials at the Brachfeld behave very rudely to consumers. They speak in a very impolite manner. He said that an official at the collection law firm called him and threatened to sue him regarding a debt. Learn more
  • Don't respond to DV letter: Another consumer says that the Brachfeld never responds to debt validation letter. He sent a debt validation letter to the collection firm but didn't get any reply from them. Learn more
  • Trying to defraud consumers: Another consumer said that the collection law firm tried to sue him for a debt that is not reported on his credit report. The consumer said that Brachfeld Law group sued several other consumers in hopes of making quick money. Find out more

Effective ways to deal with Brachfeld Law Group

Here are some effective ways to deal with the collection law firm:

  • Check your credit report: When the Brachfeld Law Group contacts you regarding a debt and you're not certain you owe it, order your credit report and verify whether or not it is listed there.
  • Send a debt validation letter: If the collection firm contacts you to collect a debt that is not reported on your credit report, ask them to validate the debt. You should send a debt validation letter via certified mail as soon as possible.
  • Check the SOL period: If the collection law firm contacts you regarding an old debt, verify whether or not the Statute of Limitations (SOL) period has expired. You can send an Expired SOL Notification Letter to them if it has expired. Though the collection law firm can't threaten to file a lawsuit against you, but you still owe the debt.
  • Send Cease and Desist Letter: You can send a Cease and Desist letter to the collection law firm if they call you regarding a debt where the Statute of Limitations period has expired. You can also send this letter to them if you don't owe the debt.
  • Get legal help: If a collection agency continues to contact you after you have sent a cease and desist letter, you should contact an attorney. Under Federal law, they are required to stop contacting you once they receive the letter.

Contact details of Brachfeld Law Group

You may contact Brachfeld Law at:


20300 South Vermont Avenue Suite 120
Torrance, CA 90502


Telephone number: (310) 273-7867

Fax: (310) 273-9867

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Yesterday had a call but no message from a number that I found out to be Brachfeld Associates. Today I had two calls about 2 minutes apart from a different number and two different people leaving a message this time.

I like how they stress they are a law firm. Anyway, waiting for my dunning letter then I will send the DV.

Guess I'll let this one go as far as I can. If I end up getting sued I'll work out a payment plan with them to avoid actually going to court.

I wonder why LVNV/Resurgent doesn't just sue me themselves instead of getting these guys involved?




Brachfeld Associates is a collection agency. LVNV has a reputation of buying junk debts and passing it over to other collection agencies like Brachfeld Associates for collection. Send them a debt validation letter.

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 21:22

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one of the brachfeld law group at houston told me if i fail to pay the settlement, they will take me to the court. is this true? since the way they spoke with me very treathening and impolite manner.

Sub: #2 posted on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 04:59

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Here is some info on this bottom feeder from Bud Hibbs:

http://www.budhibb s.com/coll_to_avoid_list.htm

What state do you live in?

Sub: #3 posted on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 05:06

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I live in MN. I have received a few more calls from them, but nothing at all in the mail!! Should I still send off the DV?

Sub: #4 posted on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:42

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yes.this is a bottomfeeder that more than likely won't send anything in the mail.take the lead here and send that letter.

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:44

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Ok..I'm sending out the DV today certified mail with return receipt. I informed them of their violation of Federal law by not sending me a written notice within 5 days of initial contact.

I also submitted a complaint on the FTC website which I know won't really do anything but it was still fun to report them for the violation!

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 08:00

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Well, I went and mailed the DV yesterday and guess what I finally got in the mail the same day, the dunning letter from them. I was surprised to find out they are actually collecting for FIA Card Services and not LVNV like I expected.

The letter they sent was dated Feb 20, 2009 but I didn't receive it until the 27th.

I'm wondering, if they call but do not leave a message like they did on Feb 12, that is the initial contact correct?

Also, is the 5 days they have to send the written notice 5 calendar days or 5 business days? When I read the FDCPA it just says 5 days.

Sub: #7 posted on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 06:34

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i wouldn't worry about that.you sent the letter.they will either validate the debt or sell it to someone else.

Sub: #8 posted on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 15:43

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We settled with Brachfeld on an old debt for $4500. They were to take out $1500 for 3 months. They have now taken $6000 out of our bank account. We have filed an unauthorized withdrawal complaint with the bank. Brachfeld is giving us a huge run-around. In the meantime, we are overdrawn and worried that they will continue to withdraw and screw up our account. DO NOT LET THEM HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR BANK!

Sub: #9 posted on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 07:57

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I made a settlement agreement with them and avoid going to court, but they accepted the agreement and the money and still went ahead and filed for a default judgment!!!! Cannot believe what they say.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 09:15

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