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Called By Credit Management, LP?*

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While credit enables us to obtain items in advance and pay for them over time, it can also ruin you financially if you lose your job, become too sick or disabled to work or are otherwise unable to make the minimum payments. When debt collectors start calling and leaving aggressive messages the situation can become a nightmare unless you know your rights.

Your Rights Under the FDCPA

Many people are surprised to learn that abusing indebted consumers is against the law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, prohibits third-party collection agencies from using harassing or deceptive methods to pressure debt payments out of people. Examples include:

  • Using profane and obscene language
  • Threatening to tell everyone you know that you owe money
  • Refusal to provide you with information about the debt
  • Calling before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
  • Threatening to have you arrested
  • Making threats they have no intention of following up on, such as garnishing your wages or filing a lawsuit

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Company Profile: Credit Management, LP

If you are being called by Credit Management, LP, information about the company is below.

Credit Management, LP is a debt collection agency headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. It was founded in 2001, has 100 to 249 employees, and is managed by its CEO, Thomas A. Stockton. Civil litigation records on file at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website indicate that people who felt they were being harassed by Credit Management, LP finally opted to assert their rights in court.

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Alleged Violations against Credit Management, LP

Fay Moore vs. Credit Management, LP*

According to PACER, in or around early 2013 Credit Management, LP began contacting an Ohio resident about a consumer debt that was not hers. Although she insisted that she was not the debtor the company was looking for, Credit Management, LP allegedly continued to call her and belittle her whenever she answered.

Feeling harassed by Credit Management, LP, she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:

  • Calling her at an inconvenient time or place
  • Engaging in harassing and abusive conduct
  • Using profane and obscene language
  • Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt

The matter was later dismissed.

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Hire an FDCPA Attorney

The phone numbers for Credit Management, LP are:

If either number appears on your caller ID when the phone rings, it means that you are being called by Credit Management, LP. If they keep calling you about someone else’s debt and refuse to stop, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a claim against Credit Management, LP and win, you could be awarded $1,000 per violation as well as attorney’s fees, court costs, and any actual damages. When a collection agency tries to hold you accountable for someone else’s debt, penalties result.

*Case taken from PACER ( File number is Case 3:14-cv-01336-BJD-JBT from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Western 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 Credit Management, LP, 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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