Credit Service Company Inc or CSC 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.
What is Credit Service Company – CSC?
Credit Service Company , Inc. (CSC) is a third-party collection agency based in Colorado. CSC has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) such as misrepresentation and threatening to take actions that cannot legally be taken. If you have been contacted by CSC, understand your rights before responding.
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Is Credit Service Company a scam?
They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Credit Service Company, Inc. is a legitimate collection agency, founded and incorporated in 1947. The BBB established its profile page in 1997. CSC is listed as a collection agency.
According to its website, CSC’s “goal is to maintain and to continue to develop the ethics-centered philosophy on which Credit Service Company was founded.” CSC cites as its strengths “personalized customer service…comprehensive training programs for staff and clients… [and the] ability to offer aggressive collection methods while maintaining the professionalism…clients expect.”
As a full-service collection agency, CSC offers third-party collections for a variety of industries, including medical, financial, and utilities. Their collection process begins with account scrubbing “to determine contact eligibility,” then, within “24 hours of the account’s listing, our initial written communication is mailed. Accounts are then designated to go into the next calling campaign. In addition, accounts may be assigned to other daily work queues which may trigger additional letters, telephone calls, specific follow up or consideration for legal process. Typically, account activity is performed every 30 days.” In addition, CSC provides accounts receivable consulting, pre-collection services, accounts receivable recovery, and classes and seminars.
As for compliance, Credit Service Company’s staff undergoes “rigorous training and instruction in telephone collection technique, payment negotiation, and account resolution. In addition, …collectors are also trained in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and various other state and federal statutes with which we comply.” However, their site does not provide any 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 Credit Service Company – CSC?
The BBB has closed 15 complaints against Credit Service Company in the past three years, with 5 closed in the past 12 months. All of those complaints allege problems with billing and collections. Since June 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received 20 complaints about CSC. Justia lists at least 5 cases of civil litigation involving CSC.
Can Credit Service Company 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 CSC 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 Credit Service Company – CSC?
Absolutely. Here are some Sample Cases
In February 2016, in United States District Court for the District of Colorado, a judge issued an Order in a case held to determine title ownership of real estate. In this case, the plaintiff filed his lawsuit in state court to “quiet title to certain real property (the ‘Subject Properties’) … located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.” The real estate in question included 6 lots in “Block 406 Resubdivision” and 2 additional lots in nearby subdivisions of Colorado Springs, CO. The case was removed from the District Court for El Paso County to United States District Court. The Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure required the plaintiff to name all parties “who had recorded an interest in one or more of the Subject Properties with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder.” In addition to the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Access Flower Trading, Inc., and Colorado Springs Wholesale Florist, the plaintiff named Credit Service Company, Inc. as a defendant.
Service of process upon CSC was completed on November 24, 2014, and on July 14, 2015, a clerk of the court entered a default judgement against CSC and three other defendants. These four defendants subsequently failed to file an answer to the plaintiff’s complaint or to appear “in any other manner before the Court,” resulting in an initial default judgement. Furthermore, Credit Service Company, along with the other three defendants who had failed to appear, also failed to state any other claim to the Subject Properties, resulting in a further finding of a default judgment in favor of the plaintiff and “extinguishing any interest Credit Service Company may have in the Subject Properties.”
Credit Service Company Calling You CSC?
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:
Want to Stop Credit Service Company CSC Debt Collection Harassment Now?
Your debt harassment checklist:
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.