Owing money does not give collection agencies the right to harass you, but too many often get away with bullying and deceiving consumers. Don’t put up with it. You have options that include suing the collection agency for compensation.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA,/h2>
In 1977 Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to stop the harassment and bullying tactics used by debt collectors. If a collection agency violates the FDCPA in ways like the following, you have a right to demand compensation.
- Ignoring a formal cease communications request
- Refusing or failing the validate the debt
- Using profane and obscene language
- Discussing the debt with your family, friends, and co-workers
- Persisting in trying to collect a disputed debt
- Calling you outside of the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Company Profile: Gryphon Corp
If you are being called by Gryphon Corp, here is a general company overview.
Gryphon Corp, which also does business as Gryphon Services Corporation, is a collection agency in Suwanee, Georgia, with an office in Las Vegas and Norcross, Georgia. It was founded in 2009, has fewer than 10 employees, and is managed by Brett Samsky. The PACER website holds digitized legal records confirming that those who felt that they were being harassed by Gryphon Corp took the company to court.
Alleged Violations against Gryphon Corp*
According to PACER, on or around May 20, 2009, Gryphon Corp sent a collection letter to an elderly Alabama consumer requesting payment for a debt. She alleged that the case against her regarding the debt had already been dismissed and that this claim was false.
Feeling harassed by Gryphon Corp, the consumer took legal action against the company for:
- Misrepresenting the legal status of the debt
- Using harassing means to collect a debt
The matter was later resolved.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone number for Gryphon Corp is 1-702-792-7529. If it ever shows up on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Gryphon Corp. If they pursue a claim against you that has already been dismissed, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Gryphon Corp, as you may receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation. Debt collectors are often so eager to get your money that they forget your rights. A lawsuit can be a powerful wake-up call.
*Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:09-cv-01477-UNAS-HGD from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern 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 Gryphon Corp or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.