Collection Bureau of America 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.
Incorporated in 1959, Collection Bureau of America is headquartered in Hayward, California, and also goes by the Title, CBA. There are 44 individual companies with the title Collection Bureau of America, and it isn’t clear whether all of these are affiliated, although the website for the business in California reveals a registered trademark symbol beside the title, suggesting that the California entity controls using that name.
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Is Collection Bureau of America a scam?
They’re legit. The BBB list Collection Bureau of America as a legitimate collection agency on their profile page. This agency doesn’t specialize in collecting a specific type of consumer debt, though it’s one of the few businesses that lists “bottled water” one of the types of debts it collects. The debt collection agency does both first- and – third party collections, and both commercial and consumer collections.
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 Collection Bureau of America?
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 64 closed Collection Bureau of America complaints over the previous few decades, including 18 closed Collection Bureau of America complaints over the past 12 months. The BBB provides Collection Bureau of America an A+ rating. Moreover, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 51 closed Collection Bureau of America complaints for 2016.
Collection Bureau of America Ltd. 25954 Eden Landing Road’ Hayward, CA 94545 Collection Bureau of America Phone Number: 888-306-2045 Website: http://www.credit-connection.com/
Can Collection Bureau of America 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 Collection Bureau of America 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 Collection Bureau of America?
Absolutely. Here is a Sample Case Filed in Federal Court against Collection Bureau of America
In 2014, a judge in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, refused Collection Bureau of America’s motion for summary judgment in Hernandez vs. Collection Bureau of America for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. According to the judge’s decision, the customer alleged the Collection Bureau of America robocalled her mobile phone without her permission in an effort to collect a debt which she didn’t owe. CBA argued that the gear used to predict the consumer was not an “automatic phone dialing system” as defined by the TCPA and ruled on by the Federal Communications Commission, so the case shouldn’t move forward. The judge rejected CBA’s argument, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain CBA’s challenge of the FCC’s rule, and is rather bound to apply the FCC’s rulings. Therefore, the judge ruled the CBA’s gear is an ATDS beneath the FCC judgment, and refused the debt collection agency’s motion for summary judgment.
Collection Bureau of America 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:
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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.