The Smoking Gun

Posted July 1st, 2007 by Joe Kaiser

I'm convinced they don't want to know because by explaining, I ruin a perfectly good Consumer Protection Violation case . . .

Dear Rob,

Your office thinks I’m sending out deceptive letters, particularly the letter that talks about owners receiving “nothing” if they don’t respond soon.

Funny thing about that letter, though.

I wasn’t going to mention it, but I probably should to spare your office the embarrassment sure to result when your staff whips it out and makes it the cornerstone of their case.

I know, with pretty good certainty, your staff believes that letter documents my deception and since no one has ever asked me about it, I’ve just let them go on thinking that.

Heads up . . . it’s not the smoking gun you think it is.

Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’.— Billy Preston

Yes, I know, the letter contains language that says something along the lines of “if you don’t do something soon and the property is foreclosed, you’ll receive nothing.”

And your staff, having little or no real estate experience and certainly, no tax sale experience, and believing that if a property goes to sale there is the possibility of an overbid which can result in money going to the owner, thinks I’ve told an outright lie.

You’ve even quoted from that letter in your lawsuit against me. Let me explain what’s happening here.

This isn’t a letter we send to homeowners or property owners at all. This is our “lien holder” letter.

No need to lie

Your staff believes it to be a letter we send to owners. Sending a letter like that to a property owner, knowing overbid funds may materialize, would certainly be a lie.

But we don’t need to lie and that letter is simply a letter lien holders receive. And to be absolutely clear, lien holders do receive exactly NOTHING, just like the letter says.

Sorry to disappoint.

All your office ever had to do was ask and I would have been happy to explain. But at no time in all of this now three-year investigation process has anyone from your office asked for an explanation about this or ANYTHING else.

And as a result, they run off in all directions, assuming the worst, poisoning my reputation with every contact they make, and to this day have absolutely no clue about what it is I do.

just ask

Every issue your office has with me can be just as easily explained as the lien holder letter above. Every issue. All your staff ever had to do was ask.

But they never did because they don’t want to know.

I’m convinced they don’t want to know because by explaining, I ruin a perfectly good Consumer Protection Violation case.

And you have to wonder, what would be the benefit of that to your staff, particularly since their compensation is performance management (bounty hunting?) driven.

Here’s reality . . .

  • Ask me about the letters and I’ll be happy to explain how it all works.
  • Ask me about the overages and I’ll be happy to clear up your issues and show you where you’re 100% wrong about my right to buy those claims.
  • Ask me about access to public records and just how off-base your staff’s view about it is.
  • Ask me about the tax sale process and I’ll be happy to educate you about how it works and what actually drives it (it’s not what you think).

And on and on and on.

But you won’t because your staff doesn’t need explanations about anything, apparently. It’s just much easier running around hollering “scam,” I guess.

And that’s too bad.


Joe Kaiser

2 Responses to: “The Smoking Gun”

  1. Seth responds:
    Posted: July 1st, 2007 at 6:26 am

    Hey Joe,

    Another great post.

    The other day my wife was watching Tom Hanks (his second appearance) on Inside the Actor’s Studio. The host ask him what he’d least like to be. Tom replied, “An attorney…It’s like doing homework for a living.”

    Best, Seth

  2. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: July 1st, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Seth, that’s pretty funny.

    By the way, in the amended lawsuit they’ve dropped the nonsense about the smoking gun letter.

    Now, we supposedly tell people “you’ll get nothing” on the telephone or at their front porch. Apparently, it’s much easier to argue stuff you can’t document, especially once it’s been shown you were 100% wrong with your original claim.

    I think they just make it up as they go along.


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