Hoffman Weinberg & O'brien have apparently been at this for a while. I am glad to see that there are others out there just like me having to deal with these people, specifically Tamara Smith. (I'm sure that isn't her real name, but whatever.) They have called my boyfriend, my parents, past acquaintances, and even my boyfriend's parents. They call these people and tell them that they are at my house trying to serve me with papers because I am being sued, which isn't true. I have called them on multiple occasions and given them MY telephone number and address. They have never contacted me personally though and continue to call the people I listed above. I called them to get a file number and their fax number, so that I could send a request for them to stop, but they refused to give me any information. I downloaded a call recorder today for my phone and attempted to get their information from them. They insulted me, threatened to garnish my wages, refused to give me any information, then hung up on me. All of which I recorded. I have taken a few actions to resolve this issue. I hope all of you will do the same. First, I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Next, I recorded our calls. Now, I am pursuing them in civil court for the maximum amount I can, $7500. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act they are not allowed to A) threaten one's reputation, B) use phone calls to repeatedly harass you, C) fail to identify themselves on the telephone, D) say that they will garnish your wages, E) threaten to sue you without actually doing so, F) falsely imply that they are attorneys, G) misrepresent the involvement of an attorney in collecting a debt, and the list goes on. I encourage you to take action. Companies like this are doing business illegally.