American Collections Enterprise Inc or AMCOLLECT is a debt collection agency, which receives a lot of consumer complaints to our law firm for debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.
What is American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT?
American Collections Enterprise has been in business since 1993, and its principal office is located in Alexandria, Virginia. American Collections Enterprise specializes in medical, dental, and hospital debt, in addition to credit card debt, bounced checks, and past due rent. The debt collection agency boasts that they “find your missing debtor,” and pledge to collect on accounts forever.
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Is American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT a scam?
They’re legit. The BBB lists American Collections Enterprise as a legitimate collection agency on their profile page. This agency uses many different debt collection tactics, such as telephone calls, letters, skip tracing, and credit reporting. In actuality, AMCOLLECT claims that a customer has 60 days to pay a debt prior to the agency reports it to the major credit agencies.
Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm
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 American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT?
As of March 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 34 closed American Collections Enterprise complaints over the previous few decades, including 8 shut American Collections Enterprise complaints over the past 12 months. The BBB provides American Collections Enterprise an A rating. Moreover, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 28 closed American Collections Enterprise complaints for 2016.
Can American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely AMCOLLECT would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!
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Can you help me file a No Fee Lawsuit against American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT?
Absolutely. Here is a Sample Case Filed in Federal Court against American Collections Enterprise
In a 1999 class action lawsuit, a judge in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, given a Customer’s summary judgment in Ong vs. American Collections Enterprise for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The judgment addressed the issue of whether a demand letter for a debt owed to Capital One was a violation of the FDCPA. The letter said, “Unless you notify this office in writing within 30 days from receiving this notice that you dispute the validity of this debt or any part thereof, this office will assume the debt is valid.” The customer claimed that requiring him to dispute the debt in writing, as opposed to over the telephone, was a violation of the FDCPA. American Collections Enterprise contended that, under the law, disputes needed to be in writing. The judge disagreed, stating that the letter misled the consumer into thinking that he might not effectively dispute the debt verbally.
American Collections Enterprise – AMCOLLECT Calling You?
Federal laws protect you. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates the behavior of collection agencies by prohibiting actions such as the use of abusive or threatening language; harassment; or the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt. The FCRA regulates how collection agencies and creditors report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).
But here’s the rub: If you want to enforce your rights, or recover money for violations — you need to sue. These laws provide individuals like you with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Consumers have reported this agency harassing them from the following numbers:
Stop Debt Collection Harassment
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 friends, neighbors, or coworkers
Collectors are threatening you with violence, a 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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About the Author:
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.