Universal Collection Systems claims to treat alleged debtors with respect and dignity. This collection company may 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.
Universal Collection Systems is a private debt collection agency based in Memphis, Tennessee. It appears as though there are a variety of different complaints against Universal Collection Systems 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 Universal Collection Systems a Scam?
They’re legit. Universal Collection Systems has been in operation since 1983. However, the Better Business Bureau has not accredited Universal Collection Systems as a business. With this being said, one can still conclude that Universal Collection Systems is a real business. Be sure to contact this collections company regarding your debt instead of writing them off as a scam.
Universal Collection Systems writes on their website that they have a “Collector’s Pledge”. This pledge includes the promises that each employee will: “Believe every person has worth as an individual, believe every person should be treated with dignity and respect, help consumers find ways to pay their just debts, be professional and ethical, and commit to honoring this pledge.” One can conclude that this company would likely take collections matters very seriously, however, it is possible that some complainants may argue the contrary and claim that this collections company violated collector’s law. In regard to leadership, Universal Collection Systems is headed by Mr. Jim Moton, President/Owner; Mr. Larry White, Operations Manager; and Mr. Eddie Shaw, Vice President. Lastly, according todnb.com the collections company has “75 total employees across all of its locations and generates $6.83 million in sales (USD).”
Who does Universal Collection Systems collect for?
According to their webpage, they collect on behalf of creditors in the medical, dental, retail, government, cable and utility sectors. While this may be the case, it is still essential that as a consumer you contact Universal Collection Systems to inquire about your specific debt and adequately resolve your debt discrepancy. Furthermore, by contacting the collections company, you award yourself the power to gain necessary information to verify your alleged debt and attain details on the account owed. Acquiring this information is important because due to the outsourcing of debt, one collection account can turn into many reporting on your credit file if the debt is not dealt with.
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. 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 Universal Collection Systems?
There are currently zero complaints filed against Universal Collection Systems with the Better Business Bureau, but there are two, 1 star reviews of the collections company on the BBB. Moreover, if you believe that this collections company may have violated the FDCPA do not hesitant to contact an attorney and file a complaint.
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 Statebridge Company falls within this category.
Mailing Address: 5240 Mendenhall Park Pl Memphis, TN, 38115-5904
Can Universal Collection Systems Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
Empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages cannot legally be made by a debt collector. Likewise, if the debt you are alleged to owe cannot be verified, Universal Collection Systems is unlikely to bring the matter to court. However, in order to guarantee the safety of your assets and rights you should contact an attorney for legal advice and protection. The FDCPA protects consumers like you from fraudulent collection practices. Call Lemberg Law today to find out how we can help fight back against fraudulent collection practices.
TheFair Debt Collection Practices Act protects you from harassment. This includes excessive, threatening, and/or untimely calls from collection agencies. If you are a victim of any of these, you may be able to sue the offending collection agency. You can find these protections listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website under “Debt Collections FAQs”. Additionally, on top of the FDCPA consumers are also guaranteed legal security through TheTelephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and The Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). Contact an attorney preemptively if you find that any of your rights under these collectors’ laws have been violated.
Can I sue Universal Collection Systems for harassment?
Yes. Ultimately, suing is the correct course of action given that your FDCPA, TCPA or CFPA rights have been breached. These federal laws award consumers the power to fight back against unethical collections practices. Take back your power and contact an attorney to defend your rights and guarantee the safety of your assets. Federal Law allows you to protect your FDCPA rights in court. In sum, The FDCPA entitles violated consumers to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs. Call Lemberg Law today to find out how we may be able to assist you with your case.
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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.