Are you being called by Debt Management Partners, LLC?* Here’s what you need to know.
While debt collectors have a legal right to request payment for an account they have been assigned to collect, they do not have free rein to browbeat and bully you until you pay up. In fact, if they do take things that far, you have the legal right to demand that they stop and sue them if they don’t.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits third-party debt collectors from behaving in ways that push people to the point of bankruptcy. It restricts what collection agencies can do to collect a debt, and effectively bans tactics like those listed below.
- Swearing and calling names
- Calling you at work if they know what such calls are not allowed
- Telling your friends, neighbors, and co-workers that you owe money
- Failing or refusing to identify themselves as debt collectors trying to collect a debt
- Refusing to validate the debt upon request
- Making threats they have no intention of following up on, such as seizing your house
Company Profile: Debt Management Partners, LLC
If you are being called by Debt Management Partners, LLC, information about the company is below.
Debt Management Partners, LLC is a debt collection company located in Amherst, New York. It was established in 2007, has less than 10 employees, and is managed by Adam March. Legal records maintained by the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website suggest that several consumers who believed they were being harassed by Debt Management Partners, LLC took the agency to court.
Alleged Violations against Debt Management Partners, LLC
Plaintiff vs. Debt Management Partners, LLC et al*
According to PACER, on or about August 3, 2012, a collector from Debt Management Partners, LLC allegedly called a Illinois resident about a payday loan debt.
Feeling harassed by Debt Management Partners, LLC, he hired a consumer attorney sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
The matter was later settled.
Hire an Attorney
The phone number for this collection agency is 1-800-883-9067. If it appears on your caller ID when the phone rings, it means that you are being called by Debt Management Partners, LLC. If they threaten legal actions that they are not in a position to take and discuss your debt with third parties, hire a consumer attorney. Bullying and misleading consumers in this manner is illegal, so if you file a claim against Debt Management Partners, LLC, you could receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation. If a collection agency tries to bully you into paying, the law could eventually force them to pay you instead.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:12-cv-01511-JEH from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Peoria 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 Debt Management Partners, LLC, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.