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Morrisey Gets Judgment On Collections Firm

September 4th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that his office has obtained a $195,000 judgment against a Florida debt collections company and its owners.


The recent order in Kanawha Circuit Court prevents Simple Recovery Solutions LLC and its owners, Todd West and Alexander Simao, from engaging in debt collection activities in West Virginia.


“This is a great win for West Virginia,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “This case shows that unlawful practices won’t be tolerated in the Mountain State.”


The court found Simple Recovery to have called and sent letters to as many as 130 consumers trying to collect debts that did not exist. The company also began conducting business in West Virginia without being registered and bonded with the Secretary of State’s Office.


The Attorney General’s Office received 13 complaints beginning in August 2014.


Neither Simple Recovery nor its owners responded to their summons or appeared in court.


The court, in granting summary judgment to the Attorney General, imposed civil penalties in the amount of $65,000 against Simple Recovery and each of its owners for violations of the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

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