When you can’t cover your debt payments due to job loss and debt collectors are pursuing you, it’s stressful enough.
But if they yell at you, call you names, and threaten to tell your boss that you owe money, it is actually illegal and you have the ability to fight back.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, requires third-party debt collectors to be professional and follow approved guidelines when contacting consumers. Tactics like those can result in severe penalties.
- Using profane and obscene language
- Contacting you outside approved hours
- Discussing the debt with your friends and co-workers
- Contacting you when you are being represented by counsel
- Pretending to be attorneys or police officers
- Demanding amounts that exceed the original debt
Company Profile: Deily & Glastetter, LLP
If you are being called by Deily & Glastetter, LLP, here are some additional company details.
Deily & Glastetter, LLP, which also does business as Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, is a debt collection law office in Albany, New York. It was founded in 1989, has 27 employees, and is managed by Jonathan D. Deily.
Archived files at the PACER website show that consumers who felt harassed by Deily & Glastetter, LLP engaged their own attorneys to protect their rights.
Alleged Violations against Deily & Glastetter, LLP*
According to information on the PACER website, on or around August 20, 2019, Deily & Glastetter, LLP sent a collection letter to a New York consumer.
He alleged that it did not properly identify the original creditor, making it difficult to determine the validity of the debt.
Feeling harassed by Deily & Glastetter, LLP, the consumer sued the agency for failing to clarify the identify of the original creditor.
The case was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for Deily & Glastetter, LLP are as follows:
If they send a validation package that has missing or unclear information, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Deily & Glastetter, LLP.
You could receive $1000 in compensation, so never let a debt collector make you feel like you have no control over the outcome.
*Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov) File number is Case 2:19-cv-04784-FB-VMS from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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 Deily & Glastetter, LLP or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.