Is Dovuto Collections Services calling you?* Learn how to protect your rights!
If you have fallen behind in paying your bills, you will eventually end up hear from a collection agency, which will call you and send letters to get to you to repay the debt.
While debt collectors are legally permitted to contact you to collect the amount owed or set up payment arrangements, they are not allowed to bully or pressure you into anything.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects you and other indebted consumers from unethical, harassing and deceptive collection practices like the following:
- Using profane and obscene language
- Threatening legal action they are not eligible to take or have no intention of taking
- Contacting you at an inconvenient or unusual time and place, such as early in the morning and late at night
- Contacting you if the debt collector is aware that you are being represented by an attorney
- Refusal to provide you with information about the debt
Company Profile: Dovuto Collections Services
Dovuto Collections Services is a collection agency located in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 2010, has fewer than 10 employees, and is specializes in dental collections, medical collections and small business accounts.
Records on file at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website reveal that Dovuto Collections Services has been sued for allegedly violating consumer rights during the debt collection process.
Alleged Violations against Dovuto Collections Services
Plaintiff vs. Dovuto Collection Services
According to PACER**, in September 2012 a Florida resident received a collection letter from Dovuto Collections Services about a debt she had originally owed to Callahan Family Dentistry.)
She had filed for bankruptcy on March 29, 2012, and this original creditor had received a copy of her petition, which was subsequently discharged on July 25.
When another collection letter followed, The Plaintiff hired a consumer attorney and sued Dovuto Collections Services for violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Communicating with the Plaintiff even though the agency knew she was represented by an attorney
- Using false, deceptive, or misleading representations or means in connection with the collection of a debt.
- Falsely representing the character, amount, and/or legal status of the debt.
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone number for Dovuto Collections Services is 1-904-998-7033. If this number appears on your caller ID when the phone rings, be aware that a debt collector may be trying to contact you.
If they repeatedly try to collect a debt that was discharged in a previous bankruptcy, hire an attorney. Such actions are illegal under the FDCPA and you could potentially be awarded $1,000 per FDCPA violation as well as attorney's fees, court costs, and any actual damages.
You may owe a debt, but it must be collected according to legal guidelines or penalties result.
**Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is (Case 3:13-cv-00190-MMH-MCR from United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division)
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Dovuto Collections Services or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.