CAC Financial Corp 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.
Who is CAC Financial Corp?
CAC Financial Corp. (CAC) is a third-party collection agency that specializes in healthcare collections. CAC has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), including failure to verify debts and attempting to collect debts not owed. If you have been contacted by CAC, make sure you understand your rights before responding.
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Is CAC Financial Corp a scam?
They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CAC Financial Corp. is a legitimate collection agency founded in 1943 and incorporated in 1983. The BBB established CAC’s profile page four months after its incorporation in 1983. CAC is listed as a collection agency that “handles financial services, hospital insurance billing and AR management.” Buzzfile estimates CAC’s annual revenue at $12.2 million and the size of its headquarters staff at 130 people.
CAC’s website does not provide a lot of detailed information about its business practices. CAC’s home page indicates that they have “been providing financial services and accounts receivable solutions with integrity for over 75 years.” Furthermore, CAC is “a member of ACA International, …PPMS Certified, …SSAE 16 Audit Certified, and PCI Compliant.”
CAC’s Consumer Help page provides a web-based contact form that allows consumers to enter their name, account number, contact information, and comments. This page contains a disclaimer that states, “CAC…is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.” However, there are no links or references to consumer protection resources, laws, or enforcement 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 CAC Financial Corp?
The BBB has posted an informational message about the rights and responsibilities of debt collection agencies and consumers in the Reviews and Complaints section of CAC’s profile page. The BBB has closed 15 complaints against CAC Financial Corp in the past three years, with 5 closed in the past 12 months. Complaints are fairly evenly split between those alleging problems with billing and collections and those alleging problems with advertising and sales. Since March 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received 12 complaints about CAC. Justia lists at least 8 cases of civil litigation involving CAC.
CAC Financial Corp. 2601 Northwest Expressway, Suite 1000E Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Telephone: (866) 218-8271 Website: http://www.cacfinancial.com/
Can CAC Financial Corp 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 CAC 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 CAC Financial Corp?
Absolutely. Here are some Sample Cases
In September 2011, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Eugene Division, a judge issued an Oder in a case alleging CAC Financial Corp had violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In this case, the plaintiffs initially filed a complaint alleging that CAC had made harassing phone calls to them and to their relatives. However, the issue in the September 2011 hearing was not the nature of the calls themselves, but whether CAC was correctly identified as the source of the calls. Attorneys for the plaintiffs indicated that they had filed the complaint against CAC because the plaintiffs had received collections calls in which the callers identified themselves as representatives of CAC; and because the only entity licensed to act in the capacity of a debt collector under the name CAC in the State of Oregon is CAC Financial Corp. Regardless, after receiving the initial complaint, CAC contacted the plaintiff’s attorneys, denied having made the calls, and requested from the plaintiffs’ attorneys “the number from which the collection calls originated.” The plaintiffs’ attorneys refused the request, because they were concerned that CAC may delete the calls from its call logs. The plaintiffs’ attorneys requested that “CAC provide its long distance carrier so…[they] could issue a subpoena to determine if CAC made the calls,” but CAC refused. Ultimately, the origin of the calls was traced to a different collection agency in Georgia, but plaintiffs’ attorneys were still not entirely convinced and continued to investigate to determine the nature of the involvement between the two agencies.
Regardless, during the investigative period, the plaintiffs had moved to dismiss the charges against CAC Financial Corp without prejudice until such a determination could be made, and moved forward with their complaint against the Georgia-based agency. The September 2011 hearing was held to determine whether CAC should be awarded attorney’s fees for its involvement thus far. CAC argued that the plaintiffs were unreasonable and vexatious, but the court disagreed, citing the plaintiff’s basis for initially identifying CAC Financial Corp as the defendant. As a result, CAC’s motion for attorney fees was denied.
CAC Financial Corp 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.
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.