Are you being called by EA Uffman & Associates?* Here's what you need to know
Millions of people across the country are pursued by debt collection agencies. These companies will spare no effort to get you to hand over your credit card or checking account details, hoping that you will never realize you have rights that prohibit such treatment.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, regulates what third party debt collectors may say and do while trying to collect a consumer debt. It prohibits bullying and harassment, so illegal collection tactics include:
- Swearing, raising their voice, and making threats they have no intention of carrying out
- Calling you at work after you’ve told them that you aren’t allowed to talk to them there
- Demanding amounts not supported by law or the original creditor agreement
- Calling you at inconvenient times, such as before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. your time
- Calling you several times per day using an autodialer
- Pretending to be members of law enforcement
Company Profile: EA Uffman & Associates
If you are being called by EA Uffman & Associates, information about the company is below.
EA Uffman & Associates, which also does business as CSD Collection Specialist, is a debt collection office located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was established in 1947, has approximately 12 employees, and is managed by its President, Glen N. Uffman. Records archived at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website confirm that many consumers who believed they were being harassed by EA Uffman & Associates chose to fight back instead of pay.
Alleged Violations against EA Uffman & Associates
According to PACER, in or around the first week of March of 2011, EA Uffman & Associates started calling z Louisiana resident on her cell phone to collect a debt. She later complained that the company called her at work most days of the week and up to three or four times a day, and never sent her a proper debt validation letter.
Feeling harassed by EA Uffman & Associates, she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Using harassing and abusive means to collect a debt
- Failing to send a debt validation letter
- Calling her at work after being asked to stop
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection company are as follows:
If either number appears on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by EA Uffman & Associates. If they persist in calling you after being asked to stop, hire a consumer attorney. If you decide to file a claim against EA Uffman & Associates, you could potentially be aw $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus attorney's fees and court costs. Standing up to a malicious collection agency could put them in debt to you instead.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 3:11-cv-00280-BAJ-DLD from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
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 EA Uffman & Associates, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.