Elevate Recoveries is a medical debt collection corporation which claims to be dedicated to treating patients with “dignity and respect.” 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.
Elevate Recoveries is a private debt collection agency based in Sherman, Texas. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Elevate Recoveries 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 Elevate Recoveries a Scam?
They’re legit. Elevate Recoveries has been in operation since 2012 and has received a “B” rating from the Better Business Bureau. However, they have not been accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Therefore, it can be noted that this collections company is a legitimate business. Do not ignore the need to resolve your debt with this Elevate Recoveries.
Elevate Recoveries notes on their website that they are “dedicated to providing a collection service for [thei]r clients that treats their patients with the dignity and respect that everyone deserves.” Ultimately, this collections company claims to utilize ethical practices in their collections process, but complainants may argue the contrary and claim that this collections company violated the FDCPA. Elevate Recoveries is lead by the Trisha Hildebrand, Director and Lee Douglas, Chief Information Officer. Lastly, according to zoominfo.com Elevate Recoveries has 23 employees and a revenue of $4 million.
Who does Elevate Recoveries collect for?
According to their webpage, Elevate Recoveries collects on behalf of creditors in the medical sector. The company explains on their website that they work in conjunction with some of the “nation’s leading healthcare entities including: Memorial Hermann, Cleveland Clinic, Oakwood Health Sys, AMR/Rural Metro, EmCare/RTI, The Schumacher Group, Meridian Health, Florida Hospital, LifePoint, and Georgia Regents.” Though there is a wide range of information available on this collection company’s services and clientele, it is still wisest to inquire about your specific debt. In order to adequately resolve your debt discrepancy, it is necessary to contact Elevate Recoveries to verify your alleged debt and attain details on the account owed. Acquiring this information is important because due to the outsourcing of debt, one collection account can turn into many reporting on your credit file if the debt is not dealt with.
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How many complaints are there against Elevate Recoveries?
There have been many online complaints filed against Elevate Recoveries. As of this post, their Better Business Bureau page has sixty six such complaints. Many of these complaints allege Elevate Recoveries to have attempted to collect nonexistent or incorrect debts. Elevate has responded to several complaints with confirmation that they were, in fact, attempting to collect an incorrect debt, only ceasing to do so after individual complainants publicly filed their allegations on the Better Business Bureau page.
It is possible that this collections company could have also 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 Center Recovery Solutions falls within this category.
Mailing Address: PO Box 910009, Sherman, TX 75091-0009
Can Elevate Recoveries Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
Ultimately, it is illegal for Elevate Recoveries to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. However, this may be a different case given that there is a default judgment. Remember that it is not common for collectors to resort to this solution unless they have backing and evidence to do so. If you find yourself in a questionable debt collection discrepancy, contact an attorney preemptively to ensure that you receive full protection over your assets and rights through the FDCPA. Lemberg Law awards consumers the power to fight back against these fraudulent collection practices. Need Help? Call us today.
According to a complainant, Elevate Recoveries is charging them for services that they never requested. After checking their credit score, the complainant noticed “an unknown account/collection from Elevate Recoveries, LLC dated on January, 2021.” The complainant explains that they “never received any type of notification by US mail” of this alleged debt. Additionally, the complainant explains that this account is only being reported in TransUnion on behalf of a physician’s practice. In regard to responsibility, the complainant claims that they do not owe this alleged debt, nor have they received any medical services from said physician’s office because they have their own insurance through their employer. The complainant is suspicious of Elevate Recoveries and alleges that they are attempting to collect a debt that is not valid.
Elevate Recoveries Calling You?
If you find that this debt collector is calling or harassing you, familiarize yourself with The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This legislation outlines a person’s protections against the abuses and misconduct of collection agencies. You can find your FDCPA rights listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under, “Debt Collection FAQs”. It is important that if a collections company violates your rights, you contact an attorney to receive aid and legal protection of your assets and rights. Additionally, The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) provide consumers with supplementary protection outside of the FDCPA.
Can I sue Elevate Recoveries for harassment?
Yes you are able to sue. The wisest course of action would be to sue if you believe your FDCPA, TCPA or CFPA rights have been violated. Suing is the correct process to take when your legal rights have been breached. Because federal laws protect citizens like you from these fraudulent practices, you should choose to award yourself the ability to defend your rights and receive compensation by suing if you feel as though these rights have been violated. Individuals like you can recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
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