Rausch Sturm Collections Complaints? We Stop Calls and Harassment.

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Rausch Sturm Israel Enerson & Hornik LLP is a debt collection agency, which receives a lot of consumer complaints to our law firm for debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.

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What is Rausch Sturm?

Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLP (RSIEH) is a law firm based in Wisconsin that specializes in third-party debt collection. RSIEH has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) such as threatening to take actions that cannot legally be taken and attempting to collect debts not owed. If you have been contacted by RSIEH, understand your rights before taking action.

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Is Rausch Sturm a scam?

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornick, LLP is a legitimate debt collection firm, founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2008. The BBB established its profile page in 2004. Their profile page lists 13 additional phone numbers. RSIEH is listed as a law firm and collection agency. Buzzfile estimates RSIEH’s annual revenue at $3.9 million, and the size of its headquarters staff at 67 people.

According to its website, Rausch Sturm is “a law firm that helps creditor issuers and consumers resolve financial setbacks and get both parties back on the right track.” RSIEH’s philosophy is that “doing the right thing, being honest, and giving back to our community” lead to success, and that “every interaction with a consumer, a client, or a vendor is an opportunity to prove it.”

The Rausch Sturm website does not offer a lot of detailed information about their business practices, indicating only that if site visitors have “received a letter or call from our firm, it means your bank or creditor has enlisted our services to help resolve the outstanding debt you owe,” and that RSIEH staff “are committed to working with you to find a suitable plan for resolving your debt.”

Rausch Sturm also does not provide information about its regulatory compliance policies. However, they do provide many links to consumer resources, including sites with financial tools such as Credit Karma; the three national credit reporting agencies; and enforcement agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

How many complaints are there against Rausch Sturm?

The BBB closed has closed 41 complaints against Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLP in the past three years, with 3 closed in the past 12 months. Most of those complaints allege problems with billing and collections, although several complaints also allege problems with customer service. Since April 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received 41 complaints about RSIEH. Justia lists at least 8 cases of civil litigation involving Rausch Sturm.

Contact Information

Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLP
250 N. Sunnyslope Road, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
Telephone: (866) 456-3744
Website: https://www.rauschsturm.com/

Can Rausch Sturm Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?

It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely Rausch Sturm would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!

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Can you help me file a No Fee Lawsuit against Rausch Sturm?

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In April 2017 in United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, a judge issued an Opinion and Order in a case in which Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLP was alleged to have violated certain provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA). In this case, the plaintiff incurred a debt on which she defaulted. The debt was initially sold to a collection agency who in turn retained Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornick, LLP for the purpose of collecting the bill. The plaintiff received the collection notice from the initial collection agency. She also received the subsequent collection notice from RSIEH. The plaintiff sent a dispute letter to RSIEH by certified mail within the thirty-day limit. She received a receipt indicating Rausch Sturm had received her letter, and RSIEH confirmed that their mailroom had logged receipt of the letter. However, the managing attorney for Rausch Sturm never received or read the plaintiff’s letter, so they began collection proceedings by filing a claim in small claims court.

The plaintiff’s complaint alleged that Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLP violated FDCPA provision 1692g(b), which requires a collection agency to provide validation of a debt that has been disputed within thirty days of receipt of the dispute letter. Collection activity must cease until validation of the debt is sent to the consumer. RSIEH failed to provide validation of the debt before filing their case in small claims court. RSIEH argued that the violation should be excused as the result of a “bona fide error,” a legal term defined as an error that is unintentional and for which there are procedures in place that have been followed to a reasonable degree. The court disagreed. They dismissed the plaintiff’s claim that Rausch Sturm violated the WCA by maintaining the small claims suit for 53 days after the plaintiff filed a motion to dismiss; they also dismissed the plaintiff’s husband as a party to the action. However, they upheld the plaintiff’s claim that Rausch Sturm’s actions constituted an actionable cause under FDCPA provision 1692g(b).

Rausch Sturm Calling You?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are federal laws that regulate the collections industry. The FDCPA prohibits actions such as using tactics intended to harass, oppress, or annoy consumers. The FCRA regulates how collection agencies report information to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). These laws are enforced by federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The complaints above illustrate why it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities under these laws when you are attempting to communicate with collection agencies.

In addition, these laws provide individuals with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs, in cases proving violations of the FDCPA. Seek legal assistance if you are trying to resolve a dispute with a collection agency.

Want to Stop Rausch Sturm Debt Collection Harassment Now?

Your debt harassment checklist:

  • You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies
  • You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
  • You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
  • Debt collectors are calling your friends, neighbors, or coworkers
  • Collectors are threatening you with violence, a lawsuit, or arrest
  • A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
  • You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
  • A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
  • Criminal accusations are being made towards you
  • Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
  • Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect

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14 COMMENTS
  • Robert H

    I get daily robocalls from Rausch Sturm ,usually around 10 am or noon,telling me they are a debt collector and tell me to call them at a few different phone numbers..this started about 3 months ago..

    I do not owe anyone ANY money,am living on SSI disability ,and have no idea why they are harassing ME..
    I’m reluctant to call them because there are so many scam artists out there trying to get your personal information…I feel if they had ANY legit debt to collect from me,I’d be notified by mail,not by a robocall..

    I have just hung up and ignored these calls,but it is getting very frustrating to have them calling at least once a day ,they are only one of many robocalls I get daily–the phony IRS scam,Social Security scam,the “Microsoft Windows” scammers saying my computer is generating spam,etc..all of these robocallers should be forced to pay restitution for harassing people ..its ILLEGAL !..(and I have registered on the “do not call” list,for all the good that did,like nothing–)..

  • Pam h

    I received a wage garnishment letter from rausch strum, I in the lady 6 months received energy assistance and medical financial assistance can they garnish my wages? I read on the wage garnishment exempt sheet thst wages cant be garnished if you received assistance

  • Katherine H

    In the past 3 weeks I have received numerous letters regarding 2 accounts that Rausch Sturms office has recently obtained because the other creditors closed. I am now getting ignorant phone calls and conversations the threaten me to pay. Could you please advise.

  • Todd

    My spouse had judgrment, she fell ill to disfiguring,disabling disease. She was in surgery while court went on with severe infections for a years time. PR, had that day in court, she couldn’t defend herself. She was 250 miles from home. Insurance ran out, public assistance Medicaid kicked in. Portfolio R. Went after anything they could get from he r but they can’t collect from her on public assistance so they garnished MY wages. They quietly got a judgement. They collected 4,000 since Oct. And I’m feeling it, Karen won’t return to work ever, no disability insurance. 5-6 hundred every 2 weeks is a house paymen! Do l have recourse? The last C.Card payment was in 2005. the judgement on 2009, 10,000. Interest so high I cant pay so fast.

  • KathyH

    In the past 3 weeks I have received numerous letters regarding 2 accounts that Rausch Sturms office has recently obtained because the other creditors closed. I am now getting ignorant phone calls and conversations the threaten me to pay. Could you please advise.

  • Kathleen (Kathy) Wilson

    I am a 65 year old, disabled, Native American, woman, alone. From that you can assume that I don’t have much. Getting a spam sandwich to eat is a good day for me. I have health issues that prevent me from making plans for anything, much less a court trial date that was set without even asking if I could make it to court on that date. I am going to get in touch with the Aged and Disabled Agency in my state but I stumbled on your website while online and I just had to tell you my story. I was served by Rausch Sturm, etc. (250 names on their letterhead.) I gave a reply or response within time limit, recorded at Courthouse and all copies sent certified. I gave them the reasons I could not pay the debt, number one I was not sure It was my debt. I asked them to “prove it”. They did not send anything to me with my name or signature that I applied for or had a contract with Discover Bank. (Discover Bank is getting a bad Rap, too, cause I am telling everyone.) My supposed credit limit (per all the credit bureaus) was $10,000.00 (what credit card would give that kind of limit? and I am gonna charge over that? Really?) and they, this firm that does not even care to get their figures right, say I owe $11,000.00 so it could be brought before District Court instead of Civil. I tried to go on their website to discuss what I feel is a $1,000.00 or more error on their part, but they only have a payment site and they didn’t even have my file number in the records. I never talked to anyone cause the number listed wasn’t even thieir phone number. Some lady is trying to sell me a security botton I can push in an emergency. Not even their phone number, unless they sell stuff, too? Did I mention they sent me a collection letter after they filed the suit? Also, I looked up the lawyer listed on the docket, Fallon Hamilton and she stopped working for them in 2018. I found her on Linked-in. Well, as my life is, I had a tooth extracted the week before court date and it’s impacted, 2 hours in dental chair being drilled on, jaw bone exploding, you name it, I felt it. I ended up with dry socket and infection. Dentist put me on antibiotics and Hydrocodone. I was going to have my niece take me to court but I am not used to such pain meds and I was incoherent to say the least. I have been under such tremendous stress over this. I have had thoughts of suicide. How can this law firm or whatever it is just do whatever they want? I say it time for a “Class Action Suit” against them and see how they like being strong armed. F… suicide. Let’s get them back. Who’s with me? Show of hands……

  • Bertha Lozano

    I got sued by them and also got served so I called them to make arrangements. When I picked the monthly payment option they put me for the full amount not the amount it had initially in the letter which was like almost $400 less. So I got new forms today where it shows we came into an agreement however they are asking the judge for court fees of $385 for the server and a 5% interest annually. Can they do that? Why don’t they explain you that about the interest on top of the payments and the court fees??? Can anyone explain?

  • Kelly pierce

    My husband got served papers that he’s getting sued by Rausch sturm date was October 30 when it was filed and the front page says to respond within 30 days but we got it December 9th.

    Says to appear 12/16/19 which is a year from now is this a mistake? Also it’s not even a court house address where he should go.

  • Randy Johsnon

    trying to settle with Rausch and STerm and they will not work with me

  • Bill Burke

    I have a credit card that went into default. It is my debt and I am taking responsibility for it. I was making payments that I set up with Rausch and Strum. I have been making payments when I can every month. I have been late and missed 1 or 2 payments. I now get a notice in the mail today, 11/24/2018 saying they are going to court to garnish my wages.

    Can they do this and do I have any recourse…? I can not afford to garnished because of the budget I must live with. Any info would be very much welcomed.

    Thank You
    W A Burke

  • Derik Lattig

    I received information from Rausch and Sturm for 2 years and responded within the 30 day time period asking for verification of debt. For a solid two years they responded only showing the alleged paperwork and my ‘signature’. No other verification. I slipped up and was one day late on responding within my 30 days and these guys ran to court and filed a lawsuit against me for double what I allegedly owed. To keep my name out of Courts I worked a deal but it is a steep repayment and luckily I have it. My advice: If you go the route of sending certified letters to them stay current, they wait for you to slip up. If you don’t care, get a judgement against yourself, it will disappear eventually. If you work a deal make sure they remove the lawsuit from the Court before you pay, do not do their work for them and sign what they call an admission of guilt etc. Make them work for their money they get a hefty percentage of the recovery.

  • mary

    i got a letter from rausch and it is for an old debt. I can not afford the debt. can it be reduced and make payments. I have talked with the company and they offered payments however for the full amount and for 5 years.

  • Teresa Earnest

    The state of New Mexico seized my bank account and Raush Stern is harassing me day and night. In a chain of events starting Monday the 20th of August, I lost my job and I am A full-time college student in my final year of business college. It is the start of the semester and I have a penny to my name. CAN you help me.

  • Kenneth Dass

    I am currently being garnished for a debt that’s over 10 years old, first of all can they legally do that? The attorney on the garnishment is Roderick J Kersch Jr. 3209 West 76th Street Suite 301 Minneapolis, MN 55435. When I googled the address it shows nothing there, when I googled the his name it said he was from Omaha, when I called the phone number on the garnishment 866-456-3744 it comes up Rausch Sturm. Totally confused.

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