Hunt & Henriques 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 Hunt & Henriques?
Hunt & Henriques is a debt collection law firm in San Jose. H&H has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), such as failing to provide written verification of debts and attempting to collect debts not owed. If Hunt & Henriques has contacted you about past due financial obligations, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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Is Hunt & Henriques a scam?
They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Hunt & Henriques was founded in 1982. The BBB established a profile page for H&H in 2001, and the firm has been a BBB-accredited business since 2012. The BBB lists Hunt & Henriques as a law firm and collection agency.
Who does Hunt & Henriques collect for?
Hunt & Henriques specializes in collecting consumer credit card debt. They operate exclusively in California, and provide litigation services to creditors as well as buying debt to collect on their own behalf. Although Hunt & Henriques primarily focuses on credit card collections, they also take on retail cards, commercial loans, and automotive debt.
Because they are a law firm, civil litigation is the primary collection service Hunt & Henriques offers to clients and uses on its own behalf for the debt it purchases. However, this company also uses automated dialing, commonly called “robocalling,” before and after a debt is charged off to external collection. It continues attempting to collect throughout the litigation process.
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 Hunt & Henriques?
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported eight closed Hunt & Henriques complaints within the previous three years, including four closed Hunt & Henriques complaints within the previous 12 months. The BBB gives Hunt & Henriques an A+ rating. In addition, Justia lists seven Hunt & Henriques 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 28 closed Hunt & Henriques complaints for 2016.
In 2016, a proposed class action filed in California claimed Hunt & Henriques, Inc. violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by sending a collection letter to the plaintiff illegally requiring that the written dispute of the debt be submitted by mail even though disputes can be submitted on the company’s website. According to the complaint, asking the plaintiff to unnecessarily dispute a debt by mail “is likely to mislead the least sophisticated consumer since said statement places an unnecessary and inappropriate burden on the consumer” to dispute his or her debt while concealing that there are other ways to submit disputes.
Also, in 2017, a judge in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, denied in part and granted in part a consumer’s motion to compel Hunt & Henriques to testify in Nguyen vs. LVNV Funding, in which attorneys Hunt and Henriques were named as co-defendants. According to the judge’s decision, the consumer alleged that Hunt & Henriques filed suit against him on behalf of LVNV Funding for a debt that was past the statute of limitations, and thus unenforceable, in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. During the deposition of Hunt and Henriques, their attorney objected to the questioning and advised Hunt and Henriques not to answer. This court action was the consumer’s attempt to have the court make Hunt and Henriques answer the questions and to sanction their attorney for expenses. The judge granted the consumer’s motions in part and denied them in part, compelling the attorneys to answer some questions, and making their legal counsel reimburse the consumer’s attorney for expenses.
Hunt & Henriques 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).
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Can I sue H&H 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.
“We were so impressed with how the attorney listened to us and understood the position we were in. Thank you for stopping the calls. The check was a nice bonus, but mostly we’re glad we’re not being hounded anymore.”
“Lemberg Law contacted me within a couple of hours of me submitting my info on their site. That same day Daniel emailed me instructions on what to do the next time the collection agency called. Within a week, the calls had stopped. Today marks week 2 and we’ve not had a call in three days. I can’t say thank you enough.”
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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.