Are debt collectors calling you practically every day, both at home and work? If so, their actions are illegal. While collection agencies are legally permitted to contact you, they are not allowed to take actions that leave you frightened, stressed, and ready to file bankruptcy.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
In 1977, Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to prevent abusive behavior on the part of collection agencies. This consumer protection law made it illegal to use methods like the following to collect a debt:
● Swearing at you
● Calling you at work
● Pretending to be police officers or federal agents
● Calling you before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.
● Telling your friends, neighbors and co-workers that you owe money and they are trying to collect it from you
● Attempting to collect a debt that is in dispute
Company Profile: Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC
If you are being called by Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC, here are some additional company details.
Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC, which now does business as William C. Grossman Law, is a debt collection law office in Amherst, New York. It opened for business in 2015, has 19 employees on staff,and is managed by William Grossman. Litigation records at the PACER website show that those who felt harassed by Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC obtained counsel to help them fight back.
Alleged Violations against Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC
According to PACER, on or around July 19, 2017, Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC filed a debt collection lawsuit against a New York consumer to collect a debt. The suit was filed on behalf of a debt buyer client, and the customer claimed that this client did not have legal standing to collect a judgment against him.
Feeling harassed by Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC, the consumer got a free case review from a consumer lawyer and sued the company for:
● Threatening a lawsuit that had no legal basis
● Using deceptive means to collect a debt
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for this debt collection law office are:
If you see them on your caller ID, it is likely that Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC is trying to reach you about a debt you allegedly owe. If they file a lawsuit against you when their client lacks the legal standing to do so, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC. If you win, you may receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus court costs and attorney fees. Even if you actually owe money, you have rights that prohibit mistreatment.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:18-cv-04116-ADS-GRB from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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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 Grossman & Karaszewski, PLLC or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.