Convergent Healthcare Recoveries 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.
Convergent Healthcare Recoveries is a debt collection business based in Peoria, IL. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Convergent Healthcare Recoveries alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) such as collecting on previously paid off debt and failing to inform consumers of debt owed. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Convergent Healthcare Recoveries a scam?
They’re legit. Consumers should take their alleged debt with Convergent Healthcare Recoveries seriously because this collections company has been in business for 56 years. According to the Better Business Bureau, the company was started on January 1st, 1965. Additionally, Convergent Healthcare Recoveries has received an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Convergent Healthcare Recoveries claims that their “contact programs support customer acquisition, customer care & retention and back office processes, as well as custom designed programs for special situations.” While this is a good sign, many complainants feel as though Convergent Healthcare Recoveries did not follow through with this promise. Lastly, there is no information currently available on this collection company’s revenue and employee base.
Remember that while it is important that you do not ignore the need to resolve your alleged debt with Convergent Healthcare Recoveries, 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.
Who does Convergent Healthcare Recoveries collect for?
Convergent Healthcare Recoveries most obviously works with the healthcare industry. More specifically, the company writes, “We help hundreds of hospitals across the nation improve financial performance, enhance the patient experience and improve physician satisfaction.” While your alleged debt with this collections company comes from the healthcare area of collections, it is still incredibly important that as a consumer you confirm with Convergent Healthcare Recoveries 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 Convergent Healthcare Recoveries?
Convergent Healthcare Recoveries only has a few complaints posted across the internet. In fact, on the BBB, Convergent Healthcare Recoveries has received 7 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 4 complaints closed in the last 12 months, without any customer reviews. These complaints mainly note that this collections company was allegedly using unethical collections practices and charging consumers with invalidated debt without verification and documentation. Lastly, this collections company could have also been a part of more lawsuits, sanctions, and penalties. Take a look at the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) which reports all federal complaints within the U.S. federal system’s docket to find out.
Mailing Address: 121 NE Jefferson St Suite 100 Peoria, IL 61602
Can Convergent Healthcare Recoveries 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 that Convergent Healthcare Recoveries would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies do summon 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 received a call from this collection company on April 26th, 2019 saying that the complainant owes a company $451.30. After receiving this message, the complainant noted that their credit card, with this alleged debt, had been paid off. After noticing this flaw the complainant was billed once again by the collection company, which they again disputed. Now on April of 2019, the complainant received a phone call but no written statement in the mail saying the debt is still owed. The complainant claims that because they have the bill that they paid with the written amount and the October statement with the dispute from the company, as well as a marking that reads “paid”, this debt is not actually owed.
Convergent Healthcare Recoveries 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 Convergent Healthcare Recoveries 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.