Advantage Financial Services is a debt collection agency which appears to 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.
Advantage Financial Services is a debt collections agency based in Boise, Idaho. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Advantage Financial Services alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) including providing no explanation of charges and harassing consumers. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Advantage Financial Services a scam?
They’re legit. Advantage Financial Services has been in the collections business for 9 years. While this isn’t an extensive period of time, Advantage Financial Service has been accredited by the BBB and has received an average “B+” rating. Especially with a BBB accreditation, it is important that you do not ignore the need to resolve your alleged debt with Advantage Financial Services. It would be incredibly unwise to not try to resolve the discrepancy as this could potentially harm your credit and ability to take out future loans. In respect to the company’s timeline, Advantage Financial Services was started on July 11th, 2011 and was incorporated on June 9th, 2011. Additionally, Advantage Financial Services has been accredited since June 13th, 2017. While the business has received accreditation and an average review, be wary of any suspicious activity where the company could potentially be violating the FDCPA. You, and many clients feel as though Advantage Financial Services may not have provided the service it promised, and could have violated collectors law.
In regard to the collection company’s size, according to dnb.com the company has an employee base of 2 people and sales of $158,752. Lastly, according to the Better Business Bureau, the leadership of the company is headed by Carma Farrar.
Who does Advantage Financial Services collect for?
Currently, Advantage Financial Services does not have an active website. When visiting the site, a “Coming Soon” message is presented to viewers. Because of this, there is no current information available on what specifically Advantage Financial Services collects for, or who they specifically collect for. Due to this lack of available information, it is important that as a consumer you confirm with the collections company about what debt is specifically owed and to whom. Inquiring as soon as possible is the smartest move to make, and if you feel as though this company has breached their FDCPA rights be sure to contact an attorney to help you file a lawsuit.
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Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of collection harassment and abuse. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. We’ve helped more than 15,000 consumers stop harassment and recover money from debt collectors. Harassed? Abused? Misled by a collector? Call our Helpline today! There is no charge unless we win.
How many complaints are there against Advantage Financial Services?
As a collections company, it is no surprise that Advantage Financial Services has received a number of complaints. First, on the BBB, Advantage Financial Services has received 11 complaints closed in last 3 years and 3 complaints closed in last 12 months. While Advantage Financial Services has attempted to respond to these complaints, the magnitude of complaints and the sheer dissatisfaction with the company’s service has not provided Advantage Financial Services with a glowing review.
On top of these negative reviews and complaints on the BBB, there were additional reviews of Advantage Financial Services on Google Reviews. There are 70 reviews posted under the Advantage Financial Services name, awarding the company a measly 1.3 star review overall. More seriously, Advantage Financial Services could have also been a part of a variety of lawsuits, sanctions, and penalties. Take a look at the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) which reports all federal complaints within the U.S. federal system’s docket to find out.
Mailing Address: 2710 W Sunrise Rim Rd Ste 150 Boise, ID 83705
Can Advantage Financial Services Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
It is illegal for Advantage Financial Services to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. The company would most likely choose not to sue if they cannot verify your debt or you may not owe said debt. However, this may not occur under other circumstances. Remember that it is not uncommon for debt collection agencies to summon debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important that you choose to sue and hire legal aid. The wisest option in this case would be to contact an attorney preemptively to ensure the safety of your assets and rights. Lemberg Law has helped thousands of consumers fight back against these cases of fraudulent collection practices. Call us today to find out how we can help you resolve this issue.
A complainant received a notice from Advantage Financial Services, “approximately 40 days after having knee surgery performed in August of 2019”, for collection proceedings for a debt that they had never been billed. The complainant immediately notified Advantage Financial Services of this issue and, “asked that the debt be remanded back to the physician’s office for billing”. The complainant then asked to receive a “proper bill”, which would include the, “explanation of services rendered and insurance payment received, from the physician’s office”. The complainant stated that they would pay the bill if they received this information. Advantage Financial Systems has refused to release this information and has continued to pursue collections with the complainant. The complainant feels as though they deserve to be awarded, “an explanation of charges and be appropriated time to pay for said services”.
Advantage Financial Services Calling You?
Learn to protect yourself against fraudulent collections practices. Through the The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act citizens like you are protected against the abuses and misconduct of collection agencies. Choosing to read up on these rights is the wisest decision to make in order to avoid becoming a victim to unethical collections practices. You can find these rights listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under, “Debt Collection FAQs”. Do not forget that you also have additional rights other than those listed under the FDCPA. These supplementary rights include those enumerated in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).
Can I sue Advantage Financial Services for harassment?
Yes you can sue. If you feel as though your FDCPA rights have been breached, suing is the best course of resolution. If you want to recover your damages and protect yourself as an individual, utilize the Federal laws that protect citizens like you from these fraudulent practices. Suing gives individuals the power to defend their rights and protect their assets. 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.