Tek Collect Inc 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 TekCollect Inc?
TekCollect , Inc. is a third-party collection agency based in Ohio. Tek Collect has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), such as failing to verify debts and using false or misleading language in an effort to collect a debt. If Tek Collect has contacted you about past due collection items, make sure you understand your rights before responding.
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Is TekCollect a scam?
They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) TekCollect Inc is a legitimate collection agency, founded in Ohio in 2001. Tek Collect markets themselves as an innovative accounts management company relying on innovation and efficiency to service their 30,000 business clients.
Who does TekCollect collect for?
Tekcollect inherits, handles, or buys delinquent debts from hospitals, specialists, and other healthcare providers. The company boasts partnerships with such organizations as the National Propane Gas Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the Ohio Society of CPAs, and NCDS—listed twice among Tek Collect’s display of premiere clients. The corporation has been accredited by the BBB since 06/21/2015. It services the United States to include Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
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 Tek Collect Inc?
62 complaints have been issued to the Bureau for Better Business against Tek-Collect in the past three years. Of those, 16 cases have been closed in the past twelve months. Nine complaints to count have been filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ranging from June of 2016 to June of 2017. Between just these two sites, that is over seventy complaints compiled. Most relay messages of failure to remove delinquent accounts or paid collections from credit reports, though others are issued under complaints for wrongly being charged or inaction on the agency’s part after the consumer has completed all actions as directed. Complaints on sites other than BBB are numerous and all focus on rudeness and inappropriate handling of procedures or information.
It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely Tek-Collect 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!
Sharon McMilion, a resident of Texas, began receiving calls from Tek Collect in September of 2013. However, these calls were not meant for, but rather another individual. Upon informing the agency of this error, the phone calls did not cease, and, upon requesting to speak with a supervisor, the call was quickly dropped. In October, after having explained the situation many times before, Ms. McMilion requested her number be added to Tek Collect’s do not call list. What should have been the end of the matter proved false when the company called her yet again only an hour later. With the assistance of a consumer attorney, she sued Tek Collect for harassment to collect a debt and failure to stop calls once it was determined she was not the intended party. The case was settled in court.
Tek Collect 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).
Can I sue Tek-Collect 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.