AAMS (Automated Accounts Management Services) is a debt collection agency which may have received a large amount of complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.
AAMS is a debt collections agency based in West Des Moines, IA. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against AAMS alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) such as failing to remove paid off credit and falsely reporting credit. If a debt collector has contacted you, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is AAMS a scam?
They’re legit. AAMS is a verified company. Because this collections company has been in business since 2001 and has received an “A+”, it can be confirmed that Associated Collectors is a real company. AAMS has also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The company additionally claims, that “The AAMS team recognizes our role in finding solutions for the financial challenges facing both patients and providers. We believe that the more we help individuals succeed, the more it will benefit our healthcare providers and communities.” However, many complaints feel as though AAMS may not have attempted to find a fair solution for the complainants, and may have violated the FDCPA
Additionally, Douglas B Clarke, President of this collections company, is cited as the business management of the company according to the BBB. Lastly, according to dnb.com, AAMS has “9 total employees across all of its locations and generates $821,235 in sales (USD).”
Who does AAMS collect for?
AAMS explains on their website that, “AAMS has been providing collection and billing services exclusively for the healthcare industry since 2001, and specializes in managing second-placement accounts.” Therefore, the alleged debt that they may be contacting you about, likely comes from the area of medical collections. If you have been contacted by this collections company it would be wisest to attempt to verify said debt by contacting the collections company to attain details on your alleged debt. Acquiring this information is important because due to the outsourcing of debt, one collection account can turn into many reporting on your credit file if the debt is not dealt with.
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How many complaints are there against AAMS?
AAMS has received a number of complaints on the BBB. On the Better Business Bureau the collections company has received 15 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 4 complaints closed in the last 12 months, with 0 zero reviews. These complaints largely allege that AAMS may have violated collectors law and falsely reported debt.
It is possible that this collections company could have also been a part of a variety of lawsuits, sanctions, and penalties according to Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”), which reports all federal complaints within the U.S. federal system’s docket. Take a look at the link above to find out whether AAMS falls within this category.
Mailing Address: 4800 Mills Civic Pkwy Ste 202 West Des Moines, IA 50265-5265
Phone Number: (866) 429-8695
Can AAMS Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
AAMS is unable to to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages, as this is illegal. However, this collections company can still choose to sue you or garnish your wages with valid reasoning. Ultimately, if the company has evidence to do so, they may choose to take action and garnish your wages after a default judgement. Therefore, it is wisest to contact an attorney preemptively the ensure that you are aware of your FDCPA rights and able to protect your assets. Lemberg Law awards consumers the power to fight back against these fraudulent collection practices. Need Help? Call us today.
A complainant explains that AAMS reported debt to the credit reporting agencies that the complainant claims does not belong to them. The complainant claims that they have asked in writing for proof that the debt belongs to them, but the proof was never received. The debt is $1000 dollars and the complainant has asked a number of times to have a copy of the detailed billing sent to them. According to the complainant, they have given the company many opportunities to send verification of the alleged debt and they have failed to do so on every occasion. The complainant claims that they will not pay the debt until it is verified to be their own.
AAMS Calling You?
If you find that this debt collector is calling or harassing you, familiarize yourself with The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which outlines a person’s protections against the abuses and misconduct of collection agencies. You can find your FDCPA rights listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under, “Debt Collection FAQs”. It is important that if you find that a collections company violated your rights that you contact an attorney to receive aid and legal protection of your assets and rights. Additionally, The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) provide consumers with supplementary protection outside of the FDCPA.
Can I sue AAMS for harassment?
Yes you are able to sue. The wisest course of action would be to sue if you believe your FDCPA, TCPA or CFPA rights have been violated. Suing is the correct process to take when your legal rights have been breached. Because federal laws protect citizens like you from these fraudulent practices, you should choose to award yourself the ability to defend your rights and receive compensation by suing if you feel as though these rights have been violated. Individuals like you can recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
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Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.