Are you being called by Glenn Associates, Inc.?* Here’s what you need to know
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one-third of U.S. consumers have been contacted by a debt collector or creditor in the past year. Nearly one-quarter of the debtors claimed that they felt threatened by the collector’s demands. It’s an ongoing problem that a federal law investigates and punishes without hesitation.
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.
- Using profane or obscene language
- Telling you that you can be arrested for not paying your debts
- Calling you at inconvenient times and places, such as before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- 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
Company Profile: Glenn Associates, Inc.
If you are being called by Glenn Associates, Inc., information about the company is below.
Glenn Associates, Inc. is a debt collection company located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. It was established in 1969, 10 to 19 employees, and is managed by its President, Edwin H. Misiph. Legal records maintained by the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website suggest that people who believed they were being harassed by Glenn Associates, Inc. dealt with the matter by filing a lawsuit.
Alleged Violations against Glenn Associates, Inc.
According to PACER, on or about March 30, 2009, Glenn Associates, Inc. sent a collection letter to a Massachusetts resident regarding an alleged education debt. The letter stated that he owed the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education $137.50 in unspecified “fees.”
Feeling harassed by Glenn Associates, Inc., the plaintiff hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA by using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt.
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone number for this collection agency is 1-978-752-2300. If it flashes on your caller ID when the phone rings, be aware that you are being called by Glenn Associates, Inc.. If they demand unspecified fees in addition to the original debt, hire a consumer attorney. If you decide to file a claim against Glenn Associates, Inc., you could receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus associated damages and costs. Collecting debts may be legal, but it must in done in accordance with applicable law, and companies that do not will face consequences.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 4:10-cv-10047-FDS from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
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 Glenn Associates, Inc., or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.