Debt Collectors Threatened To Arrest Consumers

ALBANY — Joseph Ciffa, who operated fraudulent debt collections businesses in the Falls, Grand Island and elsewhere has been permanently barred from ever working in that industry again.

The ban is contained in a court order that was sought by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood against Ciffa and Bonified Payment Solutions Inc., as well as Gregory MacKinnon and Vantage Point Services, LLC and Angela Burdorf and Payment Management Solutions, Inc.