D.S. Erickson & Associates is debt collector specializing in providing service for hospitals, law firms & commodity brokers. This collection company may 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.
D.S. Erickson & Associates is a debt collector located in Minneapolis, MN. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against this collections company alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If a debt collector has contacted you, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is D.S. Erickson & Associates a Scam?
They’re legit. Due to D.S. Erickson & Associate’s 14 years in business and the company’s “A-” rating from the Better Business Bureau, the collections company should be considered a verified business. Because of the company’s years of experience and their professional rating, consumers should be cautious in ignoring this collection company’s allegations of debt. Be wise and choose to contact the collections company with any questions you may have, as refusing to pay off your alleged debt will harm your financial stability and credit.
This collections company claims that “In order to achieve the best possible results in all areas of legal representation, D.S. Erickson & Associates employs highly skilled paralegal, paraprofessional and legal administrative support staff that work closely with firm lawyers. The attention to detail, work ethic and commitment to performance by staff helps to our make D.S. Erickson & Associates a phenomenal team that provides excellent results for clients.” While this is great news for this collection company’s clientele, consumers are known to have been left in the dust, and it is possible that D.S. Erickson & Associates could violated the FDCPA. Become aware of your FDCPA rights and fight back against unethical collections practices.
Lastly, in regard to leadership, D.S. Erickson & Associates cites Owner Scott Erickson as the business management contact. Additionally, according to dnb.com, this collections company also has “2 total employees across all of its locations and generates $1.14 million in sales.”
Who does D.S. Erickson & Associates collect for?
D.S. Erickson & Associates writes on their collections website that they specialize within collections for a “wide range of business clients—from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 corporations”. Therefore, with such an extensive list of clientele it is very important that you, as a consumer, contact this collections company regarding your alleged debt. This step in the collections process is crucial because due to the outsourcing of debt, one collection account can turn into many reporting on your credit file if the debt is not properly dealt with.
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Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of collection harassment and abuse. Lemberg Law received an A+ rating from 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 D.S. Erickson & Associates?
D.S. Erickson & Associates has received a few complaints over its time in business. On the Better Business Bureau the company has received 7 complaints in the last 3 years but it has not received any reviews. This collections company has also received 40 Google Reviews which in total awards them only 2 stars. If you believe that this collections company may have violated the FDCPA do not hesitate to contact an attorney and file a complaint or take action by reviewing the company on the BBB or Google Reviews.
It is also possible that this collections company could have been a part of a variety of lawsuits, sanctions, and penalties according to Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”), which reports all federal complaints within the U.S. federal system’s docket. Take a look at the link above to find out whether D.S. Erickson & Associates falls within this category.
Can D.S. Erickson & Associates Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
Debt collectors may try to induce payment by threatening to sue you or garnish your wages. Using empty threats of legal action to intimidate consumers into payment is prohibited under the FDCPA. Likewise, collection agencies are highly unlikely to sue for debts which you cannot be verified to owe. However, it should be noted that debt collection agencies can garnish wages through legitimate legal action if a judgement rules in their favor. Above all, we strongly advise you to contact an attorney BEFORE such a judgement would be possible. Here at Lemberg Law, we have advocated for tens of thousands of victims of debt collector harassment. Contact us to see if you may have a case.
A complainant claims that they received a notification of a debt collection attempt for services rendered 4 years ago from D.S. Erickson & Associates. After receiving this notification, the complainant found evidence that these bills were paid in cash prior to even scheduling their medical appointments. This recent notification is the first that the complainant has received after paying this bill 4 years ago. Additionally, this collections company has not sent any documentation confirming this debt.
D.S. Erickson & Associates Calling You?
If you have fallen victim to excessive, threatening, misleading or otherwise untimely calls from a third party debt collector, you are entitled to compensation under The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA). More specifically, this law prohibits collection agencies from pursuing debts via over-the-phone harassment. If you feel as though this law should be applied in your collection discrepancy, contact an attorney to sue the offending collection agency. Likewise, the FCRA regulates the circumstances under and means by which collectors and creditors can report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies.
Can I sue D.S. Erickson & Associates for Harassment?
Yes. You can absolutely sue. Oftentimes suing is the best course of action considering your case is legitimate and your grievances are serious. Ultimately, Federal Law allows you to protect your FDCPA rights in court via lawsuit. Take advantage of your rights and choose to sue when you find that a collections company violated collectors law. Consequently, if action is taken, you can recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees, court costs, and personal damages.
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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.