No one ever expects to find themselves in the position of being unable to pay their bills, but it happens. When debt collectors begin to go too far and start harassing you, they may be violating a federal consumer protection law. Read more to understand the full scope of your rights.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, was passed in 1977 to protect indebted consumers from predatory debt collectors. Any agencies that employ collection tactics like those below can be sued for violating the FDCPA.
- Chasing you for a debt barred by statute
- Swearing at you
- Ignoring a cease communication request
- Calling you at work after being told to stop
- Saying they have court papers to serve on you when they don’t
- Pretending to be police officers or attorneys
Company Profile: Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC
If you are being called by Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC, a general company overview is below.
Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC, which also does business as Absolute Resolutions, is a debt collection agency in San Diego, California. It opened for business in 2001, has 45 employees, and is managed by owner Michael Bendickson.
Records at the PACER website reveal that consumers who thought that they were being harassed by Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC demanded compensation.
Alleged Violations against Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC
According to PACER, on or around January 8, 2019, Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC offered to settle a credit card debt owed by a Florida consumer for $350, but then requested $937.50 including attorney’s fees, although the state court pleading did not indicate that the agency was seeking attorney’s fees.
Feeling harassed by Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC, the consumer filed an FDCPA lawsuit against the company for allegedly:
- Misrepresenting the amount of the debt
- Contacting him directly instead of the attorney he had retained for the state action
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are as follows:
Seeing either number on your caller ID confirms that Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC is trying to collect money from you. If they misrepresent how much they are seeking from you, protect yourself by hiring a hiring a consumer lawyer and filing a claim against Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC.
You could be awarded $1,000 per FDCPA violation in addition to your court costs and attorney fees, so standing up for yourself can both stop the harassment and get you the compensation you deserve.
Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 0:19-cv-60195-RAR from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be constructed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.