When a poster challenged Gambill about his background, Gambill's response raised the issue of "vetting" posted material. Gambill also, incidentally, wished the "questioning" poster a Merry Christmas.
Well, what we can do here is to wish Mr. Gambill a Happy New Year by doing a little vetting for him.
It would appear that Marauder Corporation contacted Stacey Beall and threatened her with arrest and the closure of her office if she did not pay a debt. These are clearly illegal comments. Beall sued, and won.
Marauder, however, refused to pay. The judge in the case issued the following order, which included sanctions for contempt of court:
This, Mr. Gambill, is about as "vetted" as it gets. This was taken straight out of PACER.
This is far from the only lawsuit filed against Marauder. Anyone taking the time to investigate the legal history of Gambill and Marauder will find that they don't do well in court.
Gambill decided, at one point, to sue late consumer advocate Bud Hibbs. Gambill, on insidearm.com, claimed that Hibbs "backed off" on certain comments made about Gambill. PACER, however, tells a different story. The truth seems to be that the judge dismissed Gambill's case because Gambill failed to retain local counsel.
Our advice to potential investors in Northern Collection and Recovery (or, indeed, any venture associated with Ryon Gambill) is to exercise extreme caution. You should demand independently verifiable documentation of each and every claim that is made. You should also conduct extensive due diligence into Mr. Gambill's background, looking, for instance, for past criminal convictions and outstanding arrest warrants.
You should also ask Mr. Gambill, in detail, about his finances. As far as we know, the Beall judgment referenced above has never been paid, and continues to accrue interest. Could your investment in Gambill's new venture be seized as part of the satisfaction of this, or some other, judgment against Gambill or Marauder? Another fertile area for investigation is the foreclosure of Mr. Gambill's former home at 75147 La Sierra Drive. What happened here? If Mr. Gambill exhibited serious financial irresponsibility, is that an indicator that your investment could be at risk?
In addition, there is no evidence whatsoever to support Mr. Gambill's claim that he takes compliance seriously. As debt collection laws become more stringent, so too do the penalties for their violation.
If Mr. Gambill is willing to engage in such egregious behavior as threatening someone with arrest, there is a strong possibility that your investment in Northern Collection and Recovery could be wiped out in civil penalties and judgments issued against the company.