Creditors of Oklahoma City telemarketing firm CarSafe attempt to force company into Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The petition is being led by former CarSafe President Mark Eckman, who claims the company owes him $398,000 as part of a severance agreement.
by Brianna Bailey Published: June 12, 2014
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Creditors of the Oklahoma City-based telemarketing company CarSafe LLC, including the company’s former president, are attempting to force the business into Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The company’s main line of business was selling extended vehicle service agreements through telemarketing and direct mail. It was unclear if the company was still operating on Wednesday, but CarSafe has run afoul of consumer protection laws in at least two states, records show.

Attempts to reach CarSafe, or an attorney for the company were unsuccessful on Wednesday. A local phone number for the company had been disconnected, and the company’s website was no longer functional.

Creditors filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oklahoma City on Tuesday in an attempt to force the company into Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which would allow for the company’s assets to be sold to satisfy its debts. The petition is being led by former CarSafe President Mark Eckman, who claims the company owes him $398,000 as part of a severance agreement.

Three creditors claim in the bankruptcy petition that CarSafe owes them more than $500,000.

Eckman and his attorney could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Steven Fluhr, an attorney for the Missouri printing company THS Investments, claims in the bankruptcy petition that CarSafe owes THS $38,000 for printing direct mailers that were used to market extended vehicle warranties to consumers.


by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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