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Jan 09 2012

Geoffrey Beal of Masterfile Tries to Suppress Information on ELI

It has been brought to my attention that yet another Masterfile employee, Geoffrey Beal, is getting their nose bent out of shape. This time around we have what appears to be a lower-level, first-line compliance clerk trying to have emails removed or suppressed from ELI.  And he is trying to use a joke of an argument to do so.

He is using the semi-famous quote that only people in the legal profession pay attention to. Everyone else ignores it and don’t really care about.

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FYI, If you don’t want any emails or letters shown or shared to others, DON’T SEND IT OUT!  That “warning” is not an agreement that a recipient signed or agreed to.  You cannot make unilateral contracts, otherwise, we would all have signatures saying “if you read this email, you owe me $10”. Geoffrey as with many of his peers have drank too much of the industry Kool-aid.  The ELI community does not follow such nonsense.

Geoffrey Beal has been actively engaged with DieselFish and seems to be upset that DF had the nerve to ask for advice from the ELI community. People who know the about the “extortion letter scheme” know that it is generally lower-level clerks working the letters before they get escalated. They also don’t make a ton of money doing it. But I do believe there are financial incentives to reward good collections.

My question to Geoffrey Beal is:  What exactly is he trying to hide?  Is it his embarrassing cut-and-paste replies that are typical in this operation?  Or is he trying to “protect” Masterfile’s reputation? Or do they want to keep the collection tactics secret?

My guess that is that Geoffrey Beal and his ilk are perfectly bold and confident when they legally threaten the little guys backed by the big company but don’t like it so much when the light is shined upon them. Witness all the past lawyers that have threatened ELI and had the tables turned on them.

I have worked with and seen many employees within companies. Most are cowards without the support of their respective companies.  They think they have no accountability to the jobs they do.  Well, no one forced him into that job. You threaten enough people and some will fight back and “tell on you”. And yes, your reputation gets dinged along the way for being part of this “extortion letter scheme”

ELI gets 10,000 unique visitors per month.  The Facebook Fan page is well on its way to 400 subscribers, not including the multiple Google search entries.

People are watching very carefully how Geoffrey Beal behaves and communicates to DieselFish. He should get off his high-horse and be a bit more reasonable.

It would not surprise me if a higher-level Masterfile manager stepped in or some lawyer for Masterfile send us a nasty letter.

We have way too many lawyers threaten ELI for openly reporting and sharing their sleazy tactics.

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