Affiliation Acceptance Corporation 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.
Affiliation Acceptance Corporation is a debt collections agency based in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Affiliation Acceptance Corporation alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) including posting inaccurate credit 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 Affiliated Acceptance Corporation a scam?
They’re legit. Affiliated Acceptance Corporation has been in the collections business for 31 years. This extensive period of experience awards Affiliated Acceptance Corporation legitimacy in the collections world. On top of these many years of experience, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation is also accredited by the Better Business Business and has received an “A+” rating from the bureau. With this in mind, it is easy to confirm that Affiliated Acceptance Corporation is not a scam, and the debt or billing purposes which you may have been contacted about are real, and need to be dealt. While Affiliated Acceptance Corporation is a legitimate business they still may be in violation of the FDCPA. Therefore, while it is important that you do not ignore the need to resolve your alleged debt with Affiliated Acceptance Corporation, as this could potentially harm your credit and ability to take out future loans, be sure to clarify what specific debt is owed and to whom. While the business has received accreditation and a stellar BBB review, be wary of any suspicious activity where the company could potentially be violating the FDCPA. You, and many clients feel as though Affiliated Acceptance Corporation may not have provided the service it promised, and could have violated collectors law.
In respect to the company’s timeline, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation was started on August 1st, 1989 and was incorporated on August 21st 1989. Additionally, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation has been accredited since September 14th, 2017. In regard to the collection company’s size, according to dnb.com the company has an employee base of 48 people and sales of $6.69 million. Lastly, according to the Better Business Bureau, the leadership of the company is headed by President Alan Downey, Managing Attorney Eric Steen Esquire and Company Contact Kin Christensen.
Who does Affiliated Acceptance Corporation collect for?
Affiliated Acceptance Corporation collects specifically for “membership payment processing and billing”. In other words, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation collects on debt owed by members of membership organizations such as, “fitness centers, tanning salons, Martial Arts schools and dojos, gun clubs, dance studios and organizations, boxing clubs, kickboxing gyms, and more”. The services that Affiliated Acceptance Corporation provides for its business partners include, “customer issues and updates, credit card expiration, freezes and other basic contract related concerns”. As well as, “payments, chargebacks, and billing disputes to resolve these problems quickly”. This information comes entirely from Affiliated Acceptance Corporation’s website.
Even when you are aware of the types of services that Affiliated Acceptance Corporation provides and the business it works with, it is still 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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How many complaints are there against Affiliated Acceptance Corporation?
As a collections company, it is no surprise that Affiliated Acceptance Corporation has received a number of complaints. First, on the BBB, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation has received 32 complaints closed in last 3 years and 11 complaints closed in last 12 months. While Affiliated Acceptance Corporation has attempted to respond to these complaints, the magnitude of complaints and the sheer dissatisfaction with the company’s service has not provided Affiliated Acceptance Corporation with a glowing review.
On top of these negative reviews and complaints on the BBB, there were additional reviews of Affiliated Acceptance Corporation on Google Reviews. There are 35 reviews posted under the Affiliated Acceptance Corporation name, awarding the company a measly 1.5 star review overall. More seriously, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation 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: 14443 N State Highway 5 Sunrise Beach, MO 65079-6983
Can Affiliated Acceptance Corporation Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
It is illegal for Affiliated Acceptance Corporation 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 explains that this collection business handles the payments for a contract that the complainant has tried to cancel with another business several times. Though Affiliated Acceptance Corporation handles payments, the complainant explains that they apparently have no control over the actual contract with the company, and the complainant finds this odd considering they manage the contracts as well. This collections company has continued to try to charge the complainant for a service they have cancelled/attempted to cancel many times. The original business and the collections business have not responded to any of these attempts to cancel. After this lack of communication, the complainant had to go to their bank to have them put a stop payment on the charge. Now, Affiliated Acceptance Corporation is incessantly contacting the complainant trying to collect on the debt. The complainant would like everyone to know that this company has given the complainant zero communication during this effort to collect on debt, and has not listened to what the complainant has to say. The collections company has ignored all attempts at the complainant contacting the company but is suddenly coming after the complainant demanding for payments.
Affiliated Acceptance Corporation Calling You?
Learn to protect yourself against fraudulent collections practices. Through 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 Affiliated Acceptance Corporation 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.