Are you being called by AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc.?* Here's what you need to know.
The last call anyone wants to receive is from a debt collector. You may not be surprised when a creditor turns your account over to a third-party collection agency after a number of missed payments, but if the collectors are aggressive during any or all of the communications, it can take a toll on your health. Don’t put up with it- call an attorney instead.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) forbids debt collectors from using abusive, and / or deceptive means to obtain money from you. Illegal actions include:
- Refusal to provide you with information about the debt upon request
- Threatening to have you arrested or imprisoned
- Using abusive language
- Failing to identify themselves as debt collectors seeking to collect a debt
- Contacting you even after you dispute a debt
- Telling uninvolved third parties that you owe a debt
Company Profile: AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc.
If you are being called by AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc., information about the company is below.
AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. is a debt collection agency located in Wichita, Kansas. It was established in 2007, has approximately 10 employees, and is managed by its President, David H. Newman. A review of court records at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website indicate that many consumers who believed they were being harassed by AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. stood up for themselves in federal court.
Alleged Violations against AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc.
Steven Schaller vs. AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. et al*
According to PACER, in or around July 7, 2013, AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. allegedly started trying to collect a payday loan debt from Illinois resident Steven Schaller. Although Mr. Schaller insisted that he had never received a payday loan, the agency allegedly used verbal abuse to try to intimidate him into paying.
Feeling harassed by AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc., he hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Using false, deceptive, misleading and unfair or unconscionable means to collect or attempt to collect an alleged debt
- Falsely representing the character, amount, or legal status of the debt
- Threatening to communicate false credit information
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone number for this collection agency is 1-866-398-2089. If you see it on your caller ID in when the phone rings, it means that you are being called by AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. If they harass you over a debt you don’t even owe, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a claim against AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc. and win, you could potentially receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus any other appropriate costs and damages, so never believe that debt collectors can abuse you without consequence.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case: 1:14-cv-00364 from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
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 AD Astra Recovery Services, Inc., or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.