Are You Being Called By Collection Technology, Inc.?* Here's what you need to know.
Most of us have credit cards, mortgages and other types of debt we need to pay every month. As long as we enjoy a steady, we can usually keep up. But if that changes, even the minimum payments can become impossible. Soon afterwards, debt collectors will start calling, and not all of them consider your rights and dignity a priority.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, regulates what third party debt collectors may say and do while trying to collect a consumer debt. Examples of illegal activities include:
- Swearing and calling you names
- Threatening to call the police on you if you don’t pay
- Demanding amounts not supported by law or the original creditor agreement
- Calling you several times per day using an autodialer
- Pretending to be members of law enforcement
- Telling uninvolved third parties like your friends and co-workers that you owe money
Company Profile: Collection Technology, Inc.
If you are being called by Collection Technology, Inc., information about the company is below.
Collection Technology, Inc. is a debt collection company located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. It was established in 1954, has approximately 200 to 500 employees, and is managed by its President, Chris Van Dellen. Filed retained by the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website indicate that people who believed they were being harassed by Collection Technology, Inc. turned to the federal court system to handle the matter.
Alleged Violations against Collection Technology, Inc.
According to PACER, in or around mid-2011, Collection Technology, Inc. began contacting a Kansas resident to collect a debt. She disputed it and demanded that all contact cease, but calls allegedly kept coming in to both the Kansas resident and her relatives, the latter of whom allegedly received confidential information.
Feeling harassed by Collection Technology, Inc., she hired a consumer attorney and sued the agency for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Harassing her by phone
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
- Failing to identify itself as debt collectors in all communications
- Discussing her debt with third parties
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this collection agency are:
If you see either number on your caller ID when the phone rings, be aware that you are being called by Collection Technology, Inc.. If they ignore you when you dispute a debt and even discuss the matter with your family, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a claim against Collection Technology, Inc. and win your case, you could receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus any applicable costs such as legal fees. Ignoring your rights is an expensive mistake for a collection agency to make.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:11-cv-02663-WEB-KGG from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
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 Technology, Inc., or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.