Are You Being Called By Datamax Corporation?* Here's What You Need to Know
When debt collectors are chasing you, hearing the phone ring can result in enormous stress. You might be tempted to declare bankruptcy, but there are other legal measures you can take to make the harassment stop.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires them to behave professionally, too many debt collectors abuse your rights to collect a payment. No matter what they tell you, actions like the following are illegal.
- Swearing, yelling, and using profanities
- Threatening to have you arrested
- Calling you at your workplace
- Demanding amounts that are not supported by law
- Pretending to be attorneys or police officers on the phone
- Trying to collect when you refuse to pay
Company Profile: Datamax Corporation
If you are being called by Datamax Corporation, a company profile is below.
Datamax Corporation, which also does business as Interstate Credit Collections, is a debt collection agency headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It opened its doors in 1889, employs 19 people, and is overseen by Lisa Venable. The PACER legal archive holds records confirming that those who believed Datamax Corporation was harassing them went to court to fight back.
Alleged Violations against Datamax Corporation**
According to PACER, on or around August 18, 2016, Datamax Corporation sent a collection letter to a North Carolina consumer to collect a debt. Although this medical obligation had been included in a Chapter 13 filing, the letter stated, in part, that if she did not pay the account in full, the agency would report the account “to credit bureaus, for listing in credit files” thirty-five days after its initial letter. The letter also claimed that her failure to pay the debt “may affect any future state income tax refund.”
Feeling harassed by Datamax Corporation, the consumer sued the company for the following alleged violations:
- Misrepresenting the legal status of the debt
- Threatening to report inaccurate information to the credit bureaus
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for this company are:
If they pop up on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Datamax Corporation. If they call you a criminal and use other forms of verbal abuse, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Datamax Corporation. The company could be directed to pay you $1,000 per violation, so understand that even if you owe money, you have options that protect you.
**Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 5:17-cv-00391-D from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 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 Datamax Corporation or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.