Are You Being Called By Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC? Here’s What You Need to Know
In recent years the cost of living has gone up but salaries haven’t followed suit. People are also struggling to make ends meet while paying down their credit card and student loan balances. If you are in this situation and a debt collector is harassing you because of your financial difficulties, you have rights that protect you from mistreatment.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, was passed in 1977 to protect indebted consumers from being harassed into bankruptcy. If a debt collector tries to scare you into paying by using any of the approaches below, call a consumer lawyer.
- Using language meant to intimidate you
- Calling you at work after they’ve been advised that such calls are not allowed
- Threatening legal action they cannot take or have no intention of taking
- Calling you outside of the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Discussing the debt with anyone except you, your spouse, and your attorney
- Ignoring a written cease communications request
Company Profile: Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC
If you are being called by Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC, we have assembled some background information about the company.
Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC is a debt collection agency located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It opened in 2015, has 24 employees, and is managed by President and CEO David A. Strout. According to the company website, it was created by collection professionals with more than 100 years of industry experience. Litigation files at the PACER website show that people who believed they were being harassed by Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC actively pursued compensation.
Alleged Violations against Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC**
According to PACER, on or around January 6, 2016, Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC sent a letter to a Florida consumer seeking payment for a medical debt. The consumer insisted that the debt was already paid and had a ‘paid in full’ letter from the hospital to prove it, but the collection attempts allegedly continued.
Feeling harassed by Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC, the consumer sued the company for allegedly committing the following illegal debt collection practices:
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
- Misrepresenting the character, amount, or legal status of a debt
- Trying to collect an amount not permitted by law
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC are:
Any time these numbers appear on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC. If they insist on you paying a debt that was already settled with the original creditor, hire a consumer lawyer who can provide the guidance needed to file a claim against Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC. Any collection agency that violates the FDCPA can be ordered to pay you $1,000 per incident in addition to reasonable attorney fees, so stand up for yourself when a collection agency goes too far.
**Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 0:16-cv-60294-BB from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale 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 Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.