Exploring the Debt Collection Industry

November 10, 2006

Marauder and Ryon Gambill Exposed

Filed under: Debt Collection Industry — budhibbs @ 2:30 pm

For those of you who are unaware of who Marauder Corp. is, you might find this new site entertaining at the very least, and hopefully educational in keeping consumers from falling victim to America’s Dumbest Collector.   http://marauderexposed.com/

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18 Comments

  1. The great irony of all of this is that it wasn’t anything Bud may have posted about Marauder/Gambill that made me think this was a particularly stupid, arrogant, lawbreaking debt collector. Nope. It was what “slamabama” Gambill posted himself that said it all! What kind of an idiot brags on an open forum about suing someone and then proceeds to publicly trash the JUDGE in charge of the case??? Gambill’s his own worst enemy. Nothing anyone else can say about him could ever prove what an ass this guy is as what he himself has said already.

    It didn’t take too much searching around PACER and other sites to figure out what was really going on. This CA is a disgrace to the industry, and a perfect example of why we need people like Bud Hibbs and others to take a stand and put a stop to the Marauders out there.

    Comment by impishredhead — November 11, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

  2. Fortunately for Mr. Gambill, he didn’t end up dead like this agency owner. This man also had several bk’s and fraud charges.

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4657490

    These guys sure live in a pathetic greedy world.

    Comment by Becca — November 16, 2006 @ 8:29 am

  3. I have read “slamabama’s” rantings on the collection industry forum. Good to know who this guy really is. One can lurk over there and gain alot of insight on how these people think, and operate.

    Comment by Brent — November 23, 2006 @ 12:30 am

  4. Gambill and his attorney Gary Macinnis have taken sleaze to a new low. His attorney bragged that Gambill never pays his bills, could car less about who sues him. So we have dubbed him a Threat to Society. What amazes me is how he has escaped a jail sentence for his criminal activities. He will lie, threaten and extort monies from anyone, under any circumstance. This also shows us how a double standard exists with the credit bureaus and the American Collectors Association, both of whom still allow him in as a member. The ACA brags about it’s standards, however this is one case where they should be embarrassed that he is a member.
    We have lots more info to come…

    Comment by Bud Hibbs — November 29, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  5. I am so glad I contacted Bud in regard to this slimeball!!! He called my late mother repeatedly, told her all kinds of lies, made all kinds of threats, ranted and screamed at me on the phone. Nothing was low enough for this guy. I am glad he has been exposed for the absolute sleaze that he is.

    Comment by Jo — November 29, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

  6. Mr. Expert Skip Tracer did not know that DMV records were accessible for a fee. I even knew that……what a pathetic loser he is.

    Comment by lower than pond scum — December 8, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  7. Hello there, Bud. I am so happy that I came across your site. I am also fighting against corruption and deceit. I have dealt with the Jacksonville, Florida based company, Bass and Associates recently, on behalf of a friend. If you visit my site, you can see the information that I have been able to compile on them. I was also hoping if there was any possible way to have a link created on your site to my site. I have already created a link to your site in my sidebar. Thank you Bud, and hope to keep in touch with you.

    Comment by Anthony Lemons — February 17, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  8. My site is at: http://anthonylemons.blogspot.com Wake up U.S.

    Comment by Anthony Lemons — February 17, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

  9. I just recently found out how I got scammed big time by a collection law office. They filed a judgment against me and put in a phony address as my last known address on the “Notice”. So I didn’t (couldn’t) even know about it until 5 or 6 years later when they started collection actions, because I never got the service and didn’t even know I had a judgment.

    The name of the law office is: Law Offices of Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP. Located in Encino, California.

    They were representing a big bank and don’t seem to mind doing “dirty tricks” to get their way. If you unfortunately get involved with them. WATCH your paper work (or lack of it) carefully.

    Comment by John — March 8, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

  10. With a false address used, you have every right to dispute this. They can be charged with fraud.

    Comment by Anthony Lemons — May 2, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

  11. yes seems like fraud to me you should all join together with information

    Comment by Debt — February 19, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  12. Well as a fellow “scum bag” collector. I hope it never comes to the point where there is a website dedicated to taking me down. After reading some of his actions it sounds like he deserves what he gets. This was more proof that you may collect good money for a few years but it catches up to you when you lie to people.

    Comment by Rick — February 22, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

  13. Rick, I’ve found that usually the law-abiding collectors don’t like law-breaking collectors anymore than consumers do, and in my experience law-abiding collectors are often a more organized and potent force for the enforcement of the FDCPA and state regs than consumers are. Bad collectors are bad for the whole industry in the long run, aren’t they?

    Comment by impishredhead — February 23, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

  14. The fact that two years later re this web page (now 2008) I have an illegal claim on my credit report from Gambill’s company and —also note that the credit bureaus are aware of this fraudulent misconduct. They continued to proceed and place an incorrect (and fraudulent charge)on my excellent credit report??!! The system has obviously failed us again. Is a case for ‘Dateline’ or someother proactive news media- I think that it is time

    Comment by Christine — September 17, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  15. The fact that two years later re this web page (now 2008) I have an illegal claim on my credit report from Gambill’s company and —also note that the credit bureaus are aware of this fraudulent misconduct. They continued to proceed and place an incorrect (and fraudulent charge)on my excellent credit report??!! The system has obviously failed us again. Is this a case for ‘Dateline’ or someother proactive news media- I think that it is time

    Comment by Christine — September 17, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

  16. I have a collection showing up as of 3/08 for 275 for Marauder. I am very frusterated about it and it is not legit. How do I get it off or prove it is not correct?

    Comment by Beth — January 11, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

    • Beth, this situation calls for what is known as a “1-2 punch.”

      1) Send a dispute/validation demand letter to the CA, via CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT. (Green card that has to be signed or stamped as proof of delivery, and returned to you by the Post Office.)

      2) Use the tracking number to determine when your DV letter is received by the CA. (Or you could wait until you get the green card back but sometimes that takes too long or gets lost so I recommend tracking online.) You go to http://www.usps.com and enter the tracking number to check its status. Once the CA has received your letter you promptly file a dispute with each CRA that’s reporting that trade line.

      This combination of actions on your part puts the CA in a tight spot between the FDCPA and the FCRA – unless they are actually able to properly validate the debt. Chances are they can’t, which means they can’t (legally) continue collections per the FDCPA (unless and until they validate) and can’t (legally) verify the accuracy of their entry on your credit reports per the FCRA unless and until they have the proper documentation to prove their claim. At that point the smart thing to do would be to remove from your CR and never bother you again, but these guys aren’t known for being all that bright so watch for them to violate. If they do, take your proof to a lawyer from http://www.naca.net and sue them.

      Comment by impishredhead — January 12, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  17. Beth,

    Contact an attorney familiar with the FCRA as soon as possible. This will likely be a long process.

    Comment by nofanofmarauder — February 9, 2009 @ 7:16 pm


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