Are you being called by Managed Recovery Systems, Inc.?* Here's what you need to know
Every year, literally millions of people in the U.S. are pursued by debt collectors. These companies will lie and bully to get you to provide your credit card or checking account details, hoping that you will never realize that 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. Illegal collection tactics like those below are prohibited.
- Calling before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Using profane and obscene language
- Discussing the debt with your family, friends, and co-workers
- Calling you several times per day using an autodialer
- Claiming that you have committed a crime and threatening to call the police on you if you don’t pay
- Pretending to be members of law enforcement
Company Profile: Managed Recovery Systems, Inc.
If you are being called by Managed Recovery Systems, Inc., information about the company is below.
Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. is a debt collection office located in Greenville, South Carolina. It was established in 1996, has approximately 10-19 employees, and is managed by its President, Jack W. Farnsworth. According to litigation records viewable at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website, many consumers who believed they were being harassed by Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. stood up to the perceived abuse by taking legal action.
Alleged Violations against Managed Recovery Systems, Inc.
Jennifer Strak vs. Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. et al*
According to PACER, in or about September 8, 2016, Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. sent a collection letter to South Carolina resident Jennifer Strak. The letter stated, in part;
UNLESS YOU NOTIFY THIS OFFICE IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIVING THIS NOTICE TO DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THIS DEBT OR ANY PORTION OF IT, WE WILL ASSUME THE DEBT IS VALID.
Ms. Strak was concerned because the letter appeared to suggest that she could only write to Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. to effectively dispute the debt.
Feeling harassed by Managed Recovery Systems, Inc., she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Failing to properly clarify her dispute rights
The matter was later resolved.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection company are as follows:
If you are interrupted by an incoming call from either number, be aware that you are being called by Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. If they send collection letters that misrepresent your rights, hire a consumer attorney. If you decide to file a claim against Managed Recovery Systems, Inc. and the judge decides in your favor, you could receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus attorney's fees and court costs. When a collection agency tries to bully or deceive you, penalties result.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 6:17-cv-00159-BHH from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
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 Managed Recovery Systems, Inc., or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.