Bass & Associates claim to “offer comprehensive, fully coordinated debt recovery services to clients in credit-granting industries.” This collection company may 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.
Bass & Associates is a law firm specializing in debt collection, based in Tucson, Az. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Bass & Associates alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If a debt collector has contacted you, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Bass & Associates a Scam?
They’re legit. Bass & Associates has been in operation since 1990. However, they have not been accredited by the Better Business Bureau. With this being said, it can be noted that Bass & Associates is a legitimate company that works within debt collection. Be wise and choose to contact the collections company regarding your debt instead of simply writing off Bass & Associates as a scam.
While Bass & Associates’ website appears to be unresponsive at the moment, the company notes on the BBB that they are a “law firm offering comprehensive collection, bankruptcy, and other debt recovery services to clients in government, banking, retail and other financial industries on a national scale.” Many complainants, however, feels as though while Bass & Associates may have championed their client, they left many consumers in the dust and may have violated the FDCPA.
In regard to leadership, Ms. Patti H Bass, President/CEO is cited as the business management of the company according to the BBB. Lastly, on the dnb.com, Bass & Associates has ” 95 total employees across all of its locations and generates $11.18 million in sales (USD).”
Who does Bass & Associates collect for?
According to their website, they collect on behalf of creditors in the student loan sectors. If you have been contacted by them, it is likely due to an alleged student loan debt. Therefore, the alleged debt that they may be contacting you about, likely comes from one of this listed area of collection. If you have been contacted by this collections company it would be wisest to attempt to verify said debt by contacting the collections company to attain details on your alleged debt. Acquiring this information is important because due to the outsourcing of debt, one collection account can turn into many reporting on your credit file if the debt is not dealt with.
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How many complaints are there against Bass & Associates?
There are a myriad of online complaints filed against Bass & Associates. As of this post, their Better Business Bureau page contains 107 such complaints, with Bass & Associates holding an aggregate review score of 1.19 out of 5 stars. The majority of these complaints allege that Bass & Associates violated the FDCPA and falsely reporting debt.
It is possible that this collections company could 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. Take a look at the link above to find out whether Axis Financial Services falls within this category.
Mailing Address: 3936 E Fort Lowell Rd Ste 200 Tucson, AZ 85712-1083
Ultimately, it is illegal for Bass & Associates to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. If however, there is a default judgement this collections company can in fact sue you or garnish your wages. While this can occur, it is uncommon for collectors to resort to this solution unless they have evidence to do so. Therefore, it is wisest to contact an attorney preemptively the ensure that you are aware of your FDCPA rights and able to protect your assets. Lemberg Law awards consumers the power to fight back against these fraudulent collection practices. Need Help? Call us today.
A complainant explains that they received a form from Bass & Associates addressed to their estate. The complainant, most obviously, is still alive. When the complainant attempted to contact the collection company they said it was probably a typo and that they get the info from clients and would not give the complainant the clients info to could figure out what was going on. When the complainant was upset with this response, the employee of Bass & Associates said she was going to hang up as it was “too early to argue” and proceeded to hang up. The company then failed to respond after the complainant contacted them once again. The complainant would like this matter immediately resolved.
Bass & Associates Calling You?
If you find that this debt collector is calling or harassing you, familiarize 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 your FDCPA rights listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under, “Debt Collection FAQs”. It is important that if you find that a collections company violated your rights that you contact an attorney to receive aid and legal protection of your assets and rights. Additionally, The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) provide consumers with supplementary protection outside of the FDCPA.
Can I sue Bass & Associates for harassment?
Yes you are able to sue. The wisest course of action would be to sue if you believe your FDCPA, TCPA or CFPA rights have been violated. Suing is the correct process to take when your legal rights have been breached. Because 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.