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THERE’S HELP TO FIX THE DEBT COLLECTION MESS

Who knew debt collections could be such a messy enterprise? The law firm of Frederick J. Hanna & Associates was hit with a $3.1 million charge for illegally filing debt collection lawsuits against consumers and using “deceptive court filings and faulty evidence.” In another case, JP Morgan Chase was forced to pay over $200million to … Continue reading THERE’S HELP TO FIX THE DEBT COLLECTION MESS

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN A COMMERCIAL BORROWER DEFAULTS

What happens when a borrower defaults on a loan secured by commercial property? Lenders have a number of options for how to proceed, but that’s part of the problem – which course of action is the optimal strategy for protecting the lender and achieving maximum collections? There are way too many possibilities to discuss in … Continue reading WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN A COMMERCIAL BORROWER DEFAULTS

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INDEMNITOR’S $13.54 CHECK LEADS TO $23,500 JUDGMENT RECOVERY

How did a check for $13.54 help recover a $283,500 judgment? The district court judge awarded the judgment at a bench trial against a small, now defunct construction company and the indemnitor, the sole owner. The insurance company had nothing but cancelled checks to their attorney to show for their collection efforts on their relatively … Continue reading INDEMNITOR’S $13.54 CHECK LEADS TO $23,500 JUDGMENT RECOVERY

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THE NEAR PERFECT PLACE WHERE THE “BAD GUYS” HIDE ASSETS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES

Where can you hide and grow substantial assets with very little, if any, chance they will be detected? Typically, investigators and attorneys are going to search for corporations, LLCs, and partnerships associated with their judgment debtors. When found, these entities are then searched for bank accounts, other assets, and real estate. There’s really nothing new … Continue reading THE NEAR PERFECT PLACE WHERE THE “BAD GUYS” HIDE ASSETS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES

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OFFSHORE INSURANCE – LOAN STACKING – TAX FRAUD

Mr. J. is an entrepreneur in the United States. His ‘chief fundraiser’ for investments in the U.S. is a Columbia businessman who, according to informed sources, is under international investigation for narcotics trafficking and money laundering. Mr. J. is friends with a U.S. citizen who owns an offshore insurance company. Mr. J. purchases insurance using … Continue reading OFFSHORE INSURANCE – LOAN STACKING – TAX FRAUD

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7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #7

There are seven critical mistakes judgment creditors make when attempting  to collect their judgment. We’ll be discussing each mistake in detail … and how to correct it. Last week, we covered mistake #6: Failure to Ascertain the Psychographics of the Judgment Debtor. Now, let’s identify the problem we are dealing with this week. MISTAKE #7: … Continue reading 7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #7

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7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #6

There are seven critical mistakes judgment creditors make when attempting to collect their judgment. We’ll be discussing each mistake in detail… and how to correct it. Last week, we covered mistake #5: Wasting Significant Money Attempting to Collect from a Judgement Debtor Who “Has No Assets.” Now, let’s identify the problem we are dealing with … Continue reading 7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #6

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7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #5

There are seven critical mistakes judgment creditors make when attempting to collect their judgment. We’ll be discussing each mistake in detail… and how to correct it. Last week, we covered mistake #4: Not Understanding That the Court Does Not Make The Judgement Debtor Pay The Judgement. Now, let’s identify the problem we are dealing with … Continue reading 7 Critical Mistakes Judgment Creditors Make Attempting to Collect Their Judgment – Mistake #5

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Financial Forensic Services, LLC is proud to staff Certified Fraud Examiners

Testimonial

“They went overboard in providing excellent service. I was very pleased with what they provided for me as their end product. Financial Forensic Services really understands how a case needs to be put together in order to be presented to a jury. Their PowerPoint presentation tied everything together. It was thorough, it was concise, and it got the job done.”

Jim Thomas
, Prosecuting Attorney

2014-11-11T18:21:32+00:00

Jim Thomas
, Prosecuting Attorney

“They went overboard in providing excellent service. I was very pleased with what they provided for me as their end product. Financial Forensic Services really understands how a case needs to be put together in order to be presented to a jury. Their PowerPoint presentation tied everything together. It was thorough, it was concise, and it got the job done.”

“When I was general counsel for First Interstate Bank, I used Joe Dickerson for locating assets, investigating behavior and asset discovery. He did excellent work and always got the information I needed without compromising the bank in any way. He’s more thorough and kept in better touch with me than other investigators. I’d give him a grade of 96 or 97 out of 100.”

Frank Brainerd, Retired
Banker/Attorney

2014-11-11T18:20:20+00:00

Frank Brainerd, Retired
Banker/Attorney

“When I was general counsel for First Interstate Bank, I used Joe Dickerson for locating assets, investigating behavior and asset discovery. He did excellent work and always got the information I needed without compromising the bank in any way. He’s more thorough and kept in better touch with me than other investigators. I’d give him a grade of 96 or 97 out of 100.”

“Joe Dickerson is the industry standard. You can measure the rest by what he does, and I say that without equivocation. Joe has incredible insight into the dark world of fraud. He understands the devious ways in which people perpetrate white-collar crime.”

Jan Schlichtman
, Attorney at Law

2014-11-11T18:20:55+00:00

Jan Schlichtman
, Attorney at Law

“Joe Dickerson is the industry standard. You can measure the rest by what he does, and I say that without equivocation. Joe has incredible insight into the dark world of fraud. He understands the devious ways in which people perpetrate white-collar crime.”

“Joe is the most competent investigator I’ve ever found. He has rare ability to find hidden assets. Others claim it, Joe has it. He understands the Rules of Evidence, he knows how to talk to people to develop a fact pattern, and he has a sixth sense for fraud. Joe has unquestioned integrity and delivers value for his services.”

Andrew Quiat
, Attorney

2014-11-11T18:12:51+00:00

Andrew Quiat
, Attorney

“Joe is the most competent investigator I’ve ever found. He has rare ability to find hidden assets. Others claim it, Joe has it. He understands the Rules of Evidence, he knows how to talk to people to develop a fact pattern, and he has a sixth sense for fraud. Joe has unquestioned integrity and delivers value for his services.”

“Financial Forensic Services did an excellent job in the way they executed my case. They were very straightforward. They stated what they could do for us and they did it. And, from a personal standpoint, they are excellent. Both my wife and I felt very comfortable working with them.”

Michael Whalen, 
Businessman

2014-11-11T18:21:13+00:00

Michael Whalen, 
Businessman

“Financial Forensic Services did an excellent job in the way they executed my case. They were very straightforward. They stated what they could do for us and they did it. And, from a personal standpoint, they are excellent. Both my wife and I felt very comfortable working with them.”

” I was prepared to dismiss a federal case involving millions of dollars against a local individual who claimed to have no substantial assets. After your staff hit the records and delved into the transactions behind the transactions, you discovered the individual to actually be worth a few million dollars. We continued the case to conclusion. We were also very happy with the financial background examinations you conducted of the former directors of two failed national banks. The heart of any civil case is whether there is a pot at the end of the lawsuit. You were our lucky leprechaun in finding such pots.”

R. Michael Sentel
, Former Section Chief Legal Division, FDIC

2014-11-11T18:13:08+00:00

R. Michael Sentel
, Former Section Chief Legal Division, FDIC

” I was prepared to dismiss a federal case involving millions of dollars against a local individual who claimed to have no substantial assets. After your staff hit the records and delved into the transactions behind the transactions, you discovered the individual to actually be worth a few million dollars. We continued the case to conclusion. We were also very happy with the financial background examinations you conducted of the former directors of two failed national banks. The heart of any civil case is whether there is a pot at the end of the lawsuit. You were our lucky leprechaun in finding such pots.”

“As an environmental law firm, we use Joe Dickerson to locate prior business owners and do corporate genealogies. He is persistent, that’s the key to a good investigator, and he has a knack for understanding how people move money and do business. That tells him what rocks to look under. Joe is vastly superior to other investigators in two ways: he lets you know what’s going on and he’s honest with you, because he tells you if there’s really anything there worth pursuing. He is unusually thorough and creative finding people. Joe has earned his fee every time.” “If the information is to be found, then I believe that they will find it. Their service enabled me to do a much better job for my client.”

Tim Gabelhouse
, Attorney at Law

2014-11-11T18:20:41+00:00

Tim Gabelhouse
, Attorney at Law

“As an environmental law firm, we use Joe Dickerson to locate prior business owners and do corporate genealogies. He is persistent, that’s the key to a good investigator, and he has a knack for understanding how people move money and do business. That tells him what rocks to look under. Joe is vastly superior to other investigators in two ways: he lets you know what’s going on and he’s honest with you, because he tells you if there’s really anything there worth pursuing. He is unusually thorough and creative finding people. Joe has earned his fee every time.” “If the information is to be found, then I believe that they will find it. Their service enabled me to do a much better job for my client.”

“Joe spends the time to understand the problem from the client’s perspective and from the legal perspective. He is intelligent, tenacious, willing to work as hard as it takes, thorough, well-informed, and just awfully good at what he does.”

Thomas E. Root, 
Attorney

2014-11-11T18:20:05+00:00

Thomas E. Root, 
Attorney

“Joe spends the time to understand the problem from the client’s perspective and from the legal perspective. He is intelligent, tenacious, willing to work as hard as it takes, thorough, well-informed, and just awfully good at what he does.”