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Called By Collection At Law, Inc? Here’s What to Know*

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Called By Collection At Law, Inc? Here’s What to Know*

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) governs the interactions of third-party collection agencies with indebted consumers. Actions like those listed below are illegal and can incur serious sanctions from the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Swearing and calling you names
  • Threatening legal actions that they have no intention of taking
  • Threatening to call your payroll department and tell them you owe a debt
  • Calling you constantly
  • Pretending to be police officers, government officials, or any other law enforcement figure
  • Failing or refusing to prove a debt exists and they are authorized to collect it

Company Profile: Collection at Law, Inc.

If you are being called by Collection at Law, Inc., a company history and overview are below.

Collection at Law, Inc. is a debt collection law office in Westlake Village, California. It was founded in 2001, has 35 employees, and is managed by owner Joe O. Blanda. The PACER website legal archives contain details suggesting that consumers who believed that they were being harassed by Collection at Law, Inc. did not let themselves be pushed into payments.

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Alleged Violations against Collection at Law, Inc.*

According to information on the PACER website, on or around October 19, 2018, Collection at Law, Inc. sent a collection letter to a California couple. It demanded payment in full for a Wells Fargo debt when they had already entered into an agreement with the creditor to pay $500 a month.

Feeling harassed by Collection at Law, Inc., the consumers took a stand by suing the firm for:

  • Trying to collect an amount not permitted by law
  • Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt

The matter was later settled.

Are You Being Called By Collection At Law, Inc? Here’s What to Know

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Hire a Consumer Lawyer

The phone number for this debt collection agency is 1-818-707-7178. Any time you see it on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Collection at Law, Inc. If they demand you pay a debt in full after you reached a settlement agreement with the original creditor, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Collection at Law, Inc. You could potentially receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus any other appropriate damages and court costs. Companies that do not collect debts in accordance with the law can face substantial penalties.

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Additional Resources

*Case taken from PACER ( File number is Case 2:19-cv-00704-AB-FFM from the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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 Collection at Law, Inc. or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

About the author:

Contributing Author: Sergei Lemberg

Sergei Lemberg is a consumer rights attorney, practicing since 2006, whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He is known for a United States Supreme Court case (Facebook v. Duguid) defending consumers from autodialers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 to send unsolicited text messages. He is also the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.

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