Allied Account Services is a debt collection firm 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.
What is Allied Account Services?
Allied Account Services is a debt collection business based in Bellmore, New York. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Allied Account Services alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) including harassing debtors and failing to communicate effectively with debtors. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Allied Account Services a scam?
They’re legit. Allied Account Services has been in the collections business for 45 years. The company was originally started on January 1st, 1976 and opened its Better Business Bureau account on November 1st, 1985. Allied Account Services has been accredited by the BBB and has additionally received an “A+” rating from the BBB. Due to the company’s years of experience, its accreditation and its extraordinary rating, it is easy to see that Allied Account Services is not a scam. Therefore, the debt which you may have been contacted about is real, and needs to be dealt with. Though it is necessary to resolve this discrepancy, it is still possible that Allied Account Services 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 Allied Account Services, as this could potentially harm your credit and ability to take out future loans, be wary of any suspicious activity where the company could potentially be violating the FDCPA.
Allied Account Services claims to have 40+ years of collections experience on their website. The company also states that Allied Account Services has industry experts, effective BPO solutions, and trust in their experience. Allied Account Services also states that their collections company is an active member of the ACA International and NYC Collectors Association. Additionally, Allied Account Services lists some of their strong suits as, “licensed and bonded, national and international coverage, customized programs and solutions, professionally trained collections staff, ability to customize reports according to client’s guidelines, and much more.
Lastly, in regard to the collection company’s size, the company has an employee base of 50 people and sales of $4.63 million (according to dnb.com). Dnb.com also notes that Allied Account Services is lead by Key Principal William D Mott.
Who does Allied Account Services collect for?
Allied Account Services writes on its website that their company serves higher education and utility businesses. They also list that they have experience in “other” types of collection which allegedly include municipalities, oil and alarm companies, credit unions, and self paid medical. The company additionally notes that they have served many colleges and universities including 3 of 8 Ivy League schools. Therefore, it is likely that your debt lies within one of these areas of collection mentioned on the Allied Account Services website. However, 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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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 Allied Account Services?
There are many complaints currently posted about Allied Account Services. On the BBB, Allied Account Services has received 4 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 3 complaints closed in the last 12 months. Allied Account Services has responded to many of these complaints, however the increasing number of complaints and the similarity in dissatisfaction of complainants does not lend Allied Account Services a “positive” review in the collections world. In addition to the numerous complaints posted on the BBB, Allied Account Services has received two, one star reviews on Google Reviews as well three reviews on Yelp, giving Allied Account Services a total 1.5 star review, and two reviews on WalletHub awarding the company 1 star in total. The collections company could have also been a part of more 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.
Can Allied Account Services Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
It is illegal for collections companies to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is not likely that a collections company will sue if they cannot verify your debt or you may not owe said debt. On the other hand, however, Allied Account Services can still summon debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. If you find that Allied Account Services has violated the FDCPA, and/or they are trying to take you to court, the wisest course of action would be to hire legal aid. 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.
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Can you help me file a No Fee Lawsuit against Allied Account Services?
Absolutely. You can sue a debt collector. Here is a sample complaint:
A complainant was contacted by Allied Account Services. Upon contacting the complainant, the collections company said there was an amount owed on a closed PSEG account. The complainant proceeded to contact PSEG directly instead, and the company explained to the complainant that the amount owed was half of what the collection agency was demanding. The collections company was trying to collect on a fee that PSEG had ended up canceling. The complainant feels as though these are unethical collections practices and will not pay the amount demanded by Allied Account Services.
Allied Account Services Calling You?
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects citizens like you against the abuses and misconduct of collection agencies. If you find that you have become a victim of illegal collections practices, read up on your FDCPA 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 Allied Account Services for harassment?
Yes you are able to sue Allied Account Services, and if you feel as though your FDCPA rights have been breached, suing is the best course of resolution. In order to recover your damages and protect yourself as an individual, you should sue and utilize the Federal laws that protect citizens like you from these fraudulent practices. Award yourself the power to defend your rights and protect your assets. Individuals like you can recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Want to Stop Allied Account Services Debt Collection Harassment Now?
You may have a case, if…
- You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies.
- You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
- You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
- Debt collectors are calling your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers
- Collectors are threatening you with violence, lawsuit, or arrest
- A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
- You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
- A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
- Criminal accusations are being made towards you
- Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
- Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect
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