Debt can become overwhelming for a variety of reasons. People lose their jobs due to an event like COVID-19, experience disability, or get divorce and have to live on less than they did before. Unfortunately, the reasons rarely matter to collection agencies, which will go to extreme lengths to get their money.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was passed to make the debt collection process more civil and professional. If a debt collector uses any of these methods to make you pay a credit card bill, you can sue.
- Using profane and obscene language
- Calling you abusive names
- Calling at all hours of the day and night
- Threatening you with wage garnishment
- Asking why you don’t pay your bills
- Contacting you instead of your attorney
Company Profile: Dodeka, LLC
If you are being called by Dodeka, LLC, information about the agency is below.
Dodeka, LLC is a debt servicer and debt collection agency in Seattle, Washington. It was established in 2007, has fewer than 10 employees, and is managed by W.S. Weinstein. FDCPA lawsuit records at the PACER website show that those who believed that Dodeka, LLC was harassing them vigorously stood their ground.
Alleged Violations against Dodeka, LLC
According to PACER, on or around August 1, 2007, Dodeka, LLC filed a collection lawsuit against a Texas consumer. Then, on or about January 22, 2008, the company and its counsel filed a Motion for Default Judgment using paperwork and affidavits that included a list of alleged debtors. Once filed with the court this document became part of the public record.
Feeling harassed by Dodeka, LLC, the consumer sued the company for:
- Using unfair measures to collect a debt
- Publishing a list of consumers who allegedly refuse to pay debts
The matter was later ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone number for this debt collector is 1-206 -438-1099. If it appears on your caller ID at any time, you are being contacted by Dodeka, LLC. If they publish your name on a debtor’s list, see a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Dodeka, LLC. The court may award you $1,000 in statutory damages in addition to the costs of pursuing the claim, so don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself when a collection agency crosses the line.
Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:08-cv-00476-TJW-CE from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall 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 Dodeka, LLC or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.