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Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

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North Shore Agency LLC or NSA 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 North Shore Agency?

North Shore Agency or NSA is a third party debt collection agency that’s based in Melville, New York. The business was launched in 1971, and is also called North American Collection Bureau. North Shore 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 North Shore Agency a scam?

They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), North Shore Agency LLC was founded in 1971 and incorporated in 2011. The BBB established a profile page for North Shore in 1972.The BBB lists North Shore Agency as a collection agency. Buzzfile estimates North Shore Agency’s annual revenue at $600,000 and the size of its headquarters staff at 7 employees.

If you’ve suffered from NSA Collections 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. They use skip tracing techniques, letter campaigns, automated messaging, and auto-dialers (also referred to as robocalls) so as to collect debt. Like most debt collection agencies, they operate on a contingency basis, so that they only get paid if they collect from customers.

Who does North Shore Agency collect for?

North Shore Agency collects on behalf of numerous markets, including financial services, credit unions, telecommunications, cable, satellite, utilities, health care, education, publishers, direct marketers, insurance, automotive, and retail. NSA delivers first-party billing, first- and – third party collection collections, and printing solutions associated with debt collection.

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 North Shore Agency – NSA?

As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 198 closed North Shore Agency complaints over the previous few decades, including 47 closed complaints over the past 12 months. The BBB provides NSA a B evaluation. Additionally, Justia lists six North Shore complaints filed in federal court in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Moreover, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 45 closed NSA complaints for 2016.

Contact Information

North Shore Agency, LLC
270 Spagnoli Road, Suite 110
Melville, NY 11747
Phone Number: 866-848-2121
Website: http://www.northshoreagency.com/

Can North Shore Agency 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 NSA 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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Can you help me file a No Fee Lawsuit against North Shore Agency?

Absolutely. If you have been unjustly harassed by NSA, contact us for a free case evaluation

North Shore Agency 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:

  • 847-373-8972
  • 866-848-2121  

Can I sue North Shore 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.

Stop Debt Collection Harassment

You may have a case, if…

  • You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies.
  • You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
  • You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
  • Debt collectors are calling your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers
  • Collectors are threatening you with violence, lawsuit, or arrest
  • A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
  • You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
  • A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
  • Criminal accusations are being made towards you
  • Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
  • Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect

What Our Clients are Saying

“I’m forever thankful for the help I received, and urge Lemberg Law to anybody who has ever had a doubt about what’s right or wrong when dealing with debt collectors. Attorney Jody Burton is wonderful. I was never led astray and she’s the utmost professionalism. Lemberg and its team are truly the light at the end of the tube”

“Fantastic!! Thank you so much for all that you have done for me!! Inform Rebecca thank you as well!!”

“Lemberg Law contacted me within a few hours of me submitting my advice on their website. That same afternoon Daniel emailed me instructions about what to do the next time that the collection agency called. Within a week, the calls had ceased. Today marks week two and we have not had a call in 3 days. I can not say thank you .”

Can You Help Me Delete North Shore Agency NSA from My Credit Report?

The short answer is yes. Contact us now to find out more.

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Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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  • steve s

    North Shore Agency falsely accused me of owing a debt, (for a magazine subscription of GUN TEST)
    I responded to their notice, with a (DISPUTE OF DEBT Letter) they have not responded to my notice, when I call the number on the notice and supply their account # the recording states not a valid number.
    I am not going to let this false claim just go away, I would like to know how to proceed?

  • B. L

    PCH is harrassing me for an order that I cancelled and for which I received no product.

  • MB

    MY 91 year old mother has received 2 collection letters for books from Bottom Line Books. She hasn’t ordered from them in years. I called NSA and they tell me the numbers from the letters don’t match. They don’t give the option to speak with anyone. Can I just ignore their attempts to collect? I feel like they are targeting her because she is elderly. I don’t want to sue them but I also don’t want to pay for something I didn’t buy.
    thank you

  • Heather W

    My son has had a stalker for the past 2 years and even filed a order of protection to no avail. Two days ago he receives a letter from North Short telling him he now has a debt for a handgun magazine that he never ordered or received. I just tried calling North Shore and it said to enter the extension number found in the letter, hah, there isn’t one. So how can I talk to a live person??

  • No n

    I used to have a proactive account. I got their products just 1 time and I paid for it. After I used it, I had an allergy. So I stop using it and unsubscription for proactiv. They kept mailing me the letter. So I decided to cancel my proactiv account. Today I got letter from North shore agency that I owe proactiv for $69.90. I didn’t get any product. Why do I have to pay them.

  • noreeen b

    I am not so interested in my personal case, but have you considered some kind of class-action suit against The Nation and their collection agency North Shore Agency? Social media is littered with complaints against these people and their ridiculous system of attempting to collect money from people who opted not to purchase or renew a subscription.

  • Marisa C

    Elderly mom received diabetes books – unsoliticited or requested by her – followed up with a debt collection letter – account status “delinquent” causing her undue panic! How do these people live with themselves! Upon contacting North Shore Agency, the woman denied that the number belonged to the Agency AND requested my mother’s social security number to LOOK HER UP! YAH sure thing! I’ll get right on it! SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM – working in collusion with BOTTOM LINE BOOKS

  • Rick

    Same with me on Wildfowl Magazine.havent received that mag.in quite a while.did not re-up like NSA said and they won’t answer phone.get client(wildfowl) on phone and they say they can’t locate any subscription for me.told em to shove it.

  • selena

    I was sooooooo tempted to CALL THEM and held back. why ? because then they have my one and only phone number. I just received my first letter regarding a magazine called CLOSER stating i owe $92.04.
    Well,exactly like what someone else posted,if I never received the publication since the expiration of a paid subscription, how do i owe them one cent ? LOL of course i responded to their letter,telling them that and more. I really thought this was a scam on par w/phone companies back when we were slammed into a scam regarding long distance carriers OR the nonsense w/a fully PAID student loan.another verified SCAM.
    NEVER be intimidated by North Shore Agency some how i was blessed never to have any problems w/my credit card carriers…but geeez,that must be due to not using them for magazines,etc-i still cut money orders.

    I will also add that you check to see if they are qualified to collect from YOUR residential state.
    anyway, you don’t owe them you refuse to pay them.
    92 bucks worth of a CLOSER magazine ? bwaaahahahahaha

  • Carl R

    I have been being harassed by NSA North Shore Agency for a bill that I have already verified several months ago does not exist.
    I have told them this on many occasions but they refuse to cease collection action.
    They continue to call and also send bills and in many cases they even change the amount they are trying to collect.
    I can’t get anyone there to answer the phone but I have called their client and they said they have no idea why they are chasing me as they have nothing on record.
    Is there something I can do to stop this?
    Please Advise-

  • Martin

    Same for me, with: Archaeological Magazines, from the Archaeological Institute of America. Avoid this magazines.

  • Willis l

    I have not gotten the magazine and now am billed for it! legal looking form letter in the mail for $20.00 for some thing I do not read. The magazine is the Nation.

  • Judy C

    Just an FYI on the previous correspondence, we never received a bill or payment due notice or any correspondence from Star magazine concerning a past due amount. Because we don’t owe them anything. Thanks.

  • Judy C

    We received a collection notice from North Shore Agency for a debt that we do not owe. The debt is from Star magazine according to this notice. This isn’t even possible. We received renewal notices from Star but never renewed after the last subscription ran out and we stopped receiving magazines from Star. Magazine companies don’t just keep sending subscriptions without payment or a subscription. This debt does not exist. What should we do with this notice? Thanks.


    I never renewed my subscription to The Nation, either and I have received a collection letter for $39 from the North Shore Agency, as well. AS far as I know, if one does not receive a product, or service, such as a magazine, one is not liable for the cost of that good, or service. That would be especially true if one did not order, request, or otherwise indicate a willingness to purchase. What should I do, too?

  • Suzanne H

    Several years ago, I subscribed to the Nation abut did not review my subscription. Today I got a collection letter for $39 from North Shore Agency. It says they are contacting me because I did not respond to letters from The Nation. If I got letters from The Nation, I probably just dropped them in the recycling.

    I don’t want to pay this bill but I don’t want my credit to stake a hit. What should I do?

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