Gila LLC 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.
Gila LLC is a debt collection firm located in Austin, TX. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against this 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 Gila LLC a Scam?
They’re legit. Gila LLC is a real company. Though the company has not been BBB accredited, and has received an “F” rating from the BBB, with 30 years of experience the collections company should be considered legitimate. With this experience, it is wisest to take your collection matter with this company seriously.
Gila LLC’s website is currently under construction. Therefore, there is no information currently available on the company’s ethics and business practices. Though it is likely that this collections company claims to follow all collections company rules and regulations, it is still possible that they may still have violated collectors’ law. The business management of the collections company, according to the Better Business Bureau is lead by “Mr. Elye C. Sackmary, President”. Lastly, according to zoominfo.com, the collections company has an employee base of 201 and revenue of $43 million.
Who does Gila LLC collect for?
Gila LLC does not currently have an up and running website. Therefore, there is no information currently available on the collections company’s areas of expertise or clientele. Because of this lack of information, it is wisest to contact the collections company about who you allegedly owe. 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 Gila LLC?
Gila LLC has received many complaints over its time in business. First, on the Better Business Bureau the company has received 5 complainants in the last 3 years and 1, 1 star customer review. Additionally, this company has received 170 complaints on Google Reviews under their previous name Municipal Services Bureau in total awarding the company a 1.4 star review. If you find that your FDCPA rights have been violated by this collections company, consider contacting an attorney to 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 this collections company falls within this category.
Mailing Address: 8325 Tuscany 4, Way Bldg, Austin, Texas, 78754, United States
Ultimately, it is illegal for debt collectors to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. In fact, debt collectors are required to follow a number of rules and regulations due to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Though there are legal protections in place, debt collectors may choose to garnish wages for consumers whose debt is verified and legitimate. Debt collection agencies can garnish wages through legitimate legal action if a judgement rules in their favor. Therefore, the wisest move to make is to preemptively contact an attorney BEFORE this judgment may occur. Lemberg Law specializes in debt collection cases, and as a company we have advocated for tens of thousands of victims of debt collector harassment. Call us today to find out how we may be able to assist you with your case.
A complainant explains that this collection agency calls them 1-2 times daily (early in the morning and late at night) stating that they have a debt with a local utility company. The complainant claims that the name they give for the utility company is incorrect. Additionally, the complainant explains that since they “do not have any overdue bills” they chose to call the utility company to confirm that they do not owe them money. The complainant then called the collection agency to request they stop calling.
Gila LLC Calling You?
Those who have fallen victim to excessive, threatening, misleading or otherwise untimely calls from a third party debt collector 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 Gila LLC 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. 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.