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Are You Being Called By Jaffe & Asher, LLP?* Here’s what you need to know

When you fall behind in your financial obligations and the accounts are turned over to a collection agency, things can get extremely stressful, especially if the debt collectors are abusive and persistent. At such an upsetting time, it’s easy to forget that you have rights and protections under federal law.

Your Rights Under the FDCPA

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, limits what debt collectors may say and do during the process of collecting a debt from you. Below are examples of collection tactics that are illegal under the FDCPA.

  • Calling you constantly every day
  • Failing to identify themselves as debt collectors seeking to collect a debt
  • Pretending to be police officers, government officials, or any other law enforcement figure
  • Using profane and obscene language
  • Discussing the debt with anyone except you, your spouse, or your attorney
  • Trying to collect an amount not authorized by law or by the original creditor agreement

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Company Profile: Jaffe & Asher, LLP

If you are being called by Jaffe & Asher, LLP, information about the company is below.

Jaffe & Asher, LLP is a debt collection law office headquartered in New York, New York and with branch offices in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. It was established in 1974, has 51-200 employees, and is managed by founding partner Sanford Asher. Records retained at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website confirm that consumers who believed they were being harassed by Jaffe & Asher, LLP filed their own lawsuits in response.

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Alleged Violations against Jaffe & Asher, LLP

Edith Brooks vs. Jaffe & Asher, LLP*

According to PACER, on or about November 14, 2013, Michigan resident Edith Brooks received a letter from Jaffe & Asher, LLP in an attempt to collect on her overdue American Express account. In the letter, the firm allegedly threatened to file a lawsuit against Ms. Brooks to recover the debt and send the account to “local counsel” to resolve, although no lawsuit ever transpired.

Feeling harassed by Jaffe & Asher, LLP, Ms. Brooks hired a consumer attorney and sued the firm for allegedly violating the FDCPA by threatening legal action it did not intend to take.

The matter was later dismissed.

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Hire an Attorney

The phone numbers for this collection firm are:

If you see any of these numbers on your caller ID when the phone rings, it means that you are being called by Jaffe & Asher, LLP. If the firm makes threats solely to intimidate you into paying the debt, hire a consumer attorney. Such deceptive and bullying tactics are prohibited under the FDCPA, and if you file a claim against Jaffe & Asher, LLP and win, you could potentially be awarded $1,000 per violation as well as attorney’s fees, court costs, and any actual damages. Fighting back when you know you are right can literally pay off.

*Case taken from PACER ( File number is Case 1:14-cv-12983-TLL-PTM from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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 Jaffe & Asher, LLP, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

About the author:

Contributing Author: Sergei Lemberg

Sergei Lemberg is a consumer rights attorney, practicing since 2006, whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He is known for a United States Supreme Court case (Facebook v. Duguid) defending consumers from autodialers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 to send unsolicited text messages. He is also the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.

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