*Oh crap. Don’t our elderly African Americans have enough to contend with than being victimized by corporate conglomerates?
Perpetrators see the elderly are easy targets, and they are often victimized by ruthless thugs in the neighborhood. So its surprising when these thugs turn out to be large companies. But Donald and Gloria White allege this is exactly what is happening to them. They are accusing Seattle BMW and BMW Financial Services of participating in fraud and identity theft and they have been fighting this crime alone for the past 8 years.
Here’s what they say happened.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith allege that a 2005 BMW-X5 SUV (valued at $60,000) was purchased in their name by Stephen Wong, Paul Tan and Phong Pham of E-Stone, LLC, who they say conspired with several employees of Seattle BMW and BMW Financial Services.
“I should be focusing on my medical condition, but instead I am being forced to represent myself in this case, filing countless documents into the courts and submitting complaints that have been repeatedly and still being overlooked,” says the ailing Mr. White. who built his professional reputation as a general contractor.
The White’s say a credit application was prepared in Mr. White’s name and faxed to BMW five days in advance. The application was approved without his or his wife’s knowledge or permission and BMW Financial Services withdrew monthly payments automatically from a Bank of America checking account which was in his name, but was neither Mr. White’s checking account nor his money.
They allege that several employees from Farmers Insurance, GEICO Indemnity, Bank of America and Department of Licensing were also in on the fraud.
The BMW-X5 was insured by the insurance companies to “non-registered owner Mr. Stephen Wong,” who stated that he was the sole owner of the vehicle.
Then BMW Financial Services filed a judgment against the Whites, and Investment Retriever; and a collection company withdrew monies from the couples personal checking account to cover a lien that was placed on their business for an outstanding balance of $15,000.
That amount has now been up’d to more than $35,000.
Mr. White revealed that he and his daughter were held at gun point during a private summary judgment hearing. And he says that his life has been threatened repeatedly ever since.
The couple has been fighting for eight long years to clear the name that Mr. White established in his community as a general contractor and respected businessman.
The White’s need the help of a capable attorney or organization. They say that over the years they have contacted several attorneys and different organizations that are designed to assist individuals in these types of situations, but to no avail.
If you are in a position to assist them (only, please don’t trouble them otherwise), you can do so at the following email: [email protected] You will be given a phone number at that time.