For over a year now, Foreclosurepedia has been Retained in order to access pre-vetted, Dynamex compliant independent contractors. 2018 was the first year, in recent memory, that Recruitment in the Mortgage Field Services Industry has ground to almost a standstill. And while the theories of why it is becoming almost impossible to Recruit in the Industry are as wide and varied as wildflower seeding along the highways, the common theme is that National Order Mills are refusing to ensure payments made to Labor on the ground. In fact, it has become so bad that National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) Executive Director Eric Miller was compelled to open the doors to debt collectors. NAMFS actually “partnered” with a debt collections agency known as Kinum.
Now, what exactly does a partnership mean with respect to NAMFS and how effective are they in getting a single dollar for anyone? Well, I suppose that would depend upon how much money you are willing to pay people like Brett Rockwell over at Kinum. I think it is also fair to say that this lip service currently being paid by Eric Miller, Justis Smith, NAMFS President and CEO of Rowe Enterprises, and the ALL WHITE NAMFS Board of Directors, is nothing more glamorous than Thuggery Gone Wild at the NAMFS Fraud Fest.
Let’s take a look at Brett Rockwell, for just a moment. Brett Rockwell is the point man personally selected by Eric Miller and Justis Smith to partner with NAMFS and assist women — and other NAMFS and non NAMFS members — in their collections efforts. I have always believed that our social media profiles best represent what we believe. And if you dig, historically, on people, you will find out whom they truly are. In the case of Brett Rockwell’s Twitter feed, it is pretty clear that his respect for women is challenged by his crude comments about them,
Ironic how Rockwell preaches his love and adoration for his son Mason and wife Viki and reaffirming his participation in his worship band at his church as seen on his Kinum Profile. I mean this is a page straight out of the #MeToo movement. And to make a post like this on Veteran’s Day truly shows the depths to which Rockwell stoops. How or why Eric Miller and the NAMFS Board of Directors ever believed that relating women’s reproductive organs to the livers of sharks would be an add in bonus for victims in the Mortgage Field Services Industry is beyond me. Then again, Eric Miller’s email to me was a painful reminder of how deep and wide the corruption goes,
Your statement about NAMFS pushing members to use Kinum in order to obtain monetary benefit is incorrect. NAMFS does NOT receive anything should our members or anyone in the industry utilize Kinum for collection efforts. Kinum is a nationwide debt collection company that has a presence that is local to the NAMFS office which we engaged in conversation. Following these conversations, the NAMFS Board voted to provide their information on our website as an option should they choose.
It is not simply that Eric Miller and Justis Smith are refusing to perform even the most basic of due diligence when it comes to misogyny and the overt disrespect of women, Kinum itself has been sued multiple times; has dozens of complaints lodged against them, and has had a complaint filed against they by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) according to the Lemberg Law Firm, a Connecticut based law firm.
Kinum, Inc. is a third-party collection agency based in Virginia. Kinum has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), including using false or misleading information in an effort to collect a debt and threatening to take actions that cannot legally be taken. If you have been contacted by Kinum, make sure you understand your rights before responding.
The BBB has closed 8 complaints against Kinum Inc in the past three years, with 1 complaint closed in the past 12 months. The majority of those complaints alleged problems with billing and collections. Since June 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has closed 21 complaints against Kinum. Justia lists at least 1 case of civil litigation involving Kinum.
Sickening. It is sickening to think that Justis Smith, as the female President of NAMFS, would ever approve of a relationship like this. And it is yet another reason why Rowe Enterprises should be boycotted and NAMFS should be held accountable for their abysmal track record with respect to racial and gender diversity.