Are you being called by Clark County Collection Service, LLC?* Here's what you need to know.
No matter how financially responsible you are, life could throw you a curveball that sends your monthly financial obligations into arrears. Perhaps you were laid off or were hit with emergency house or car repairs. Whatever the reason, it’s important to know that if collection agencies start calling, there are guidelines they must respect.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, is a consumer protection law that makes it illegal for third party collection agencies to use harassing and unprofessional means to collect a debt. Examples include:
- Swearing and calling you names
- Failing or refusing to identify themselves as debt collectors in every communication
- Calling you several times per day using an autodialer
- Calling you at work after you’ve told them that you aren’t allowed to talk to them there
- Calling at all hours of the day and night
- Refusing to validate the debt and prove that they are authorized to collect it
Company Profile: Clark County Collection Service, LLC
If you are being called by Clark County Collection Service, LLC, information about the company is below.
Clark County Collection Service, LLC is a debt collection company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was established in 2001, has approximately 30 employees, and is managed by its President, Charles Brennan. Complaints on consumer protection forums and a review of litigation records at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website reveals that many people who felt they were being harassed by Clark County Collection Service, LLC, went to court to make the calls and letters stop.
Alleged Violations against Clark County Collection Service, LLC
According to PACER, in or around late 2011, Clark County Collection Service, LLC started contacting a Nevada resident to collect a debt. He later complained that during the initial call, the company failed to identify itself as a debt collection agency. He told the representative that the calls were inconvenient and harassing and to stop contacting him, but the calls allegedly continued, sometimes at a rate of five per day. The Nevada resident also alleged that collectors falsely identified themselves as Silver State Credit Union employees and attempted to elicit banking information from him.
Feeling harassed by Clark County Collection Service, LLC, he hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Calling him at a time and place known to be inconvenient
- Failing to identify itself as a debt collector in all communications
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Failing to send a debt validation notice
The matter was later settled.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are as follows:
If any of these numbers appear on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Clark County Collection Service, LLC. If they fail to identify themselves as debt collectors every time and even ignore your requests to stop calling, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a claim against Clark County Collection Service, LLC and win, the court may award you $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus court costs and attorney fees. Owing a debt does not entitle collection agencies to abuse or deceive you, and any company that tests this fact could end up owing you money instead.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:12-cv-00083-JCM-CWH from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
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 Clark County Collection Service, LLC, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.