Bayside Capital 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.
Bayside Capital Services is a debt collection business based in Buffalo, New York. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Bayside Capital Services alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) such as harassing and threatening consumers. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Bayside Capital Services a scam?
They’re legit. Bayside Capital Services has practiced collections for roughly 6 years. While this may not be an extensive period of time, it is more important that Bayside Capital Services is a member of ACA International, making it a legitimate business. However, while consumers should be aware that Bayside Capital is not a scam, the company’s lack of accreditation and below average “C-” BBB rating, should raise a few red flags.
According to the Bayside Capital Services website, the company claims that as a business they pride themselves on maintain a high degree of ethical standards. Alternatively, many complainants do not feel as though this promise has been fulfilled by Bayside Capital Services as many complainants allege that Bayside Capital Services uses both disrespectful and unethical collections practices. Lastly, According to zoominfo.com the company has an employee base of 5, and revenue of $1 million.
Remember that while it is important that you do not ignore the need to resolve your alleged debt with Bayside Capital 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. With that being said, remember that the debt which you may have been contacted about is real, and needs to be dealt with.
Who does Bayside Capital Services collect for?
Bayside Capital Services lists the services that they provide on their website. These sectors include commercial collections, consumer collection services, medical collection services, business v. business, MSP v. individual or company, and business v. individual. According to their website, Bayside Capital Services utilizes skip tracing, collection letters, and personal contact by phone or face-to-face to collect on clients’ debt. Because of Bayside Capital Services’ wide range of specialities, it is important that as a consumer you confirm with Bayside Capital Services 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 Bayside Capital Services?
Bayside Capital Services has accumulated a number of complaints across the internet. In fact, on the BBB, Bayside Capital Services has received 37 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 10 complaints closed in the last 12 months, as well as 3 customer reviews awarding the company an overall rating of 1 star. In addition to the BBB reviews, Bayside Capital Services has also received 3 Google Reviews awarding the company an overall 3.7 star review. These reviews mainly noted that Bayside Capital Services was allegedly using unethical collections practices and continuously harassing consumers.
Can Bayside Capital Services 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 Bayside Capital Services 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 judgment. 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 today!
A complainant explains that they previously paid off a loan for their daughter through Bayside Capital Services, as they had taken over the debt. The amount of $527.50, or the settlement amount, was paid and intended to rid the complainant and her daughter of said debt. However, the complainant explains that this amount has cleared their bank but they never received a receipt from Bayside Capital Services showing that the account was paid in full. Now Bayside Capital Services is demanding that the complainant’s daughter still owes the loan. The complainant was given an authorization number, and is hoping that this loan discrepancy can be dealt with so that her daughter does not suffer consequences due to Bayside Capital Services’ error.
Bayside Capital Services 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).
Can I sue Bayside Capital Services for harassment?
Yes. If you want to enforce your rights, or recover money for violations — you need to sue. Federal laws provide individuals like you with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, consumers can recover up to $1,000 in damage, plus attorney fees and costs because of rights written in the FDCPA.
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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.
Took money out of my bank account without authorization. Did not give out my account information