Allied International Credit Corp 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.
Allied International Credit Corp is a debt collections agency with its headquarters based in Newmarket, ON, Canada. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Allied International Credit Corp alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) including falsifying credit reports, incessantly calling debtors, and failing to produce documentation of debt. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Allied International Credit Corp a scam?
They’re legit. According to a multitude of debt collection information websites, Allied International Credit Corp is a legitimate business. The reason for this legitimacy is that the collections agency has been in business for 66 years. Therefore, it is unwise to ignore the need to resolve your debt and write off Allied International Credit Corp as a scam. Allied International Credit Corp was started on January 1st, 1955. The collections business has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has also received an “A+” rating from the BBB. According to the Allied International Credit Corp website, the collections company is, “One of Canada’s leading Contact Centre Solutions Providers”, claiming, ” We pride ourselves on working with our clients customers to achieve the best solution in line with each individual’s financial circumstances”. Allied International Credit Corp also mentions that the company is a member of the Canadian Society of Collection Agencies (CSCA).
In regard to professionalism, Allied International Credit Corp also writes that, “Our aim is to deliver the highest level of customer service to everyone who interacts with us, all while meeting the needs of you, our clients and regulators. ” According to many complaints on the BBB, consumers often times do not receive this “high” level of customer service, and are often disappointed and enraged by the services provided by Allied International Credit Corp. Lastly, according to dnb.com, Allied International Credit Corp has a total of 820 employees in all of its locations and earns $28.85 million in sales. Allied International Credit Corp has 8 subsidiary companies that are a part of the Allied International Credit Corp family. Lastly, in respect to the leadership of the company, Allied International Credit Corp is lead by Key Principal David Rae and Compliance Officer Amanda Faris.
Who does Allied International Credit Corp collect for?
Allied International Credit Corp is a subsidiary of Allied International Credit UK Limited. The collections business works primarily within third party account receivables, which include collections such as student loans and credit cards. The specific services that Allied International Credit Corp provides include pre-legal, skip tracing, and post charge-off collections.
Though it is likely that your debt comes from the collections areas of student debt or credit collections, it is still wisest to confirm which debt is specifically owed and to whom when inquiring about your debt. Be sure to clarify what specific debt you owe, and if you feel as though Allied International Credit Corp has violated the FDCPA, be sure to contact an attorney to acquire legal aid.
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How many complaints are there against Allied International Credit Corp?
Allied International Credit Corp has received a number of complaints across the internet, including BBB.org. While BBB.org rated the company with an “A+” and accredited the business, Allied International Credit Corp has still received a whopping 128 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 93 complaints closed in the last 12 months on the BBB website. A majority of these complaints included complaints about false credit reporting and harassment. Allied International Credit Corp has spent time responding to many of these complaints, however, the reoccurrence of similar complaints and issues has done damage to Allied International Credit Corp’s reputation within the collections world.
On top of the BBB.org complaints, Allied International Credit Corp has also received 52 reviews on Google Reviews amounting to a 1.1 star review, and two reviews on Yellow Pages, awarding the company a 1.5 star review. More seriously, Allied International Credit Corp may 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.
Mailing Address: 26 – 16635 Yonge St Newmarket, ON L3X 1V6
Can Allied International Credit Corp Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
While Allied International Credit Corp is not able to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages because it is illegal, it is not uncommon for debt collection agencies to summon debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Allied International Credit Corp would likely choose not to sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot verify, but if they are able to do so it is the wisest option 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 believed that they have become a victim of identity theft. Soon after coming to this realization, the complainant filed a police report, and Freedom Mobile, the company where the complainant allegedly owed said debt, explained that they notified the credit bureaus to remove a collection notice for an amount $8,906. The credit bureaus and Allied International Credit Corp claim that they, “have received no such information and it could take 30-60 days to remove this from the credit report”. The complainant now feels as though they have been victimized twice because this is an extensive period of time to spend removing a credit report. The complainant would like to know why Allied International Credit Corp posted this account to the complainant’s credit bureau when it was fraudulent. The complainant would like this matter solved immediately, and for justice to be served.
Allied International Credit Corp Calling You?
If you find yourself allegedly indebted to Allied International Credit Corp, it is important that you learn to protect yourself by understanding your rights when it comes to collections companies. This protection can be achieved by familiarizing 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 these rights listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under, “Debt Collection FAQs”. In addition to your rights under the FDCPA, do not forget that you also have additional rights to protect yourself from fraudulent practices under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).
Can I sue Allied International Credit Corp for harassment?
Yes, you can sue. If you would like to be able to recover your damages and protect yourself as an individual, you ideally should. The correct action to take when your FDCPA rights are breached is to sue. 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.