First Credit Services Inc or FCS 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 First Credit Services?
First Credit Services or FCS is a third-party debt collection agency based in Florida. FCS has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), including improper contact or sharing of information and threatening to take actions that cannot legally be taken. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before responding.
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Is First Credit Services a scam?
They’re legit. First Credit Services is a legitimate debt collection agency. It offers both early and late stage collections. Their early stage collection tactics mirror those of other first-party collection agencies, namely phone calls, emails, and letters designed to bring members back into the fold. FCS’ third-party collections incorporate skip tracing, robocalling, and letters, along with credit bureau reporting.
If you’ve suffered from FCS debt harassment, you do have options. Under the law you can recover up to $1,000 for violations of the FDCPA, and $500 to $1,500 for each cell phone robocall.
Who does First Credit Services collect for?
First Credit Services is a collection agency that started business in 1993 and that specializes in collections related to the health and fitness industry. Located in Piscataway, New Jersey, FCS has more than 2,500 clients, including fitness clubs, corporate gyms, gyms, martial arts academies, and personal trainers. Their promise is to outperform the companies’ own staff or the collection agency they currently use.
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 First Credit Services – FCS?
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 31 closed First Credit Services complaints within the previous three years, including 11 closed First Credit Services complaints within the previous 12 months. The BBB gives First Credit Services an A+ rating. In addition, Justia lists 13 FCS complaints filed in federal court in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Furthermore, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 42 closed First Credit Services complaints for 2016.
Can First Credit Services 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 FCS 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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First Credit Services 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).
Consumers have reported this agency harassing them from the following numbers:
Can I sue FCS 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, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
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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.