Are You Being Called By Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp?* Here's What You Need to Know
Falling behind on your debts and seeing the arrears add up is a stressful situation for anyone to be in, especially if debt collectors are threatening to garnish your wages or seize your property if you don’t pay. Fortunately, you still have rights.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was passed by Congress in 1977 to introduce fairness and restraint in the debt collection industry. It prohibits collection agencies from using malicious tactics like the following on you:
- Calling before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.
- Threatening to destroy your credit
- Talking to unauthorized third parties about the debt
- Sending you collection letters in envelopes that make the contents visible
- Using obscene language
- Trying to collect a debt that is time-barred
- Failing to report to the credit bureaus that a debt is in dispute
Company Profile: Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp
If you are being called by Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp, here are some additional company details.
Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp, which also does business as Astra Global, is a debt collection agency in Tallahassee, Florida. It opened for business in 2004, has seven employees, and is managed by Rakesh Kumar. Legal records at the PACER website reveal that those who believed that Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp was harassing them obtained counsel and fought back.
Alleged Violations against Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp
According to PACER, in or around late 2017, Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp began calling a Texas consumer to collect a debt. She said that the calls were made using an autodialer, and when she asked them to stop calling, they threatened her with legal action.
Feeling harassed by Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp, she hired a consumer lawyer and sued the agency for:
- Threatening her with a lawsuit
- Harassing her with an autodialer
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for this debt collector are:
If they show up on your caller ID, Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp is on the line. If they threaten you with lawsuits when you refuse to pay, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp. You could be awarded $1,000 per incident. Without filing a claim, you likely will not be able to seek damages for the abusive tactics being used.
*Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 5:18-cv-00380-DAE from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio 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 Astra Business Services Private Limited Corp or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.