Debt collectors can be so ruthless that there have been reports of them hounding terminally ill cancer patients for medical debt payments. If you are dealing with a collection agency that exceeds the boundaries of professional and ethical behavior, there is a federal consumer protection law that can protect you.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates the conduct of third-party debt collectors and provide consumers with important rights, such as the right to dispute a debt and tell a collection agency to stop contacting you.
You can also take legal action when a debt collector uses methods like the following to pressure you into paying.
- Using an autodialer to send prerecorded calls to your phone
- Shouting and swearing at you
- Pretending to represent law enforcement or an attorney’s office
- Demanding that you pay a debt included in an earlier bankruptcy
- Saying that a lawsuit is imminent when it isn’t
- Discussing your debt with uninvolved third parties
Company Profile: Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC
If you are being called by Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC, more company information is below.
Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC is a debt collection agency located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was founded in 2000, employs eight people, and is managed by owner Timothy J. Connor.
Information archived at the PACER website confirms that consumers who believed they were being harassed by Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC chose to stand up for themselves.
Alleged Violations against Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC
According to PACER, on or about August 29, 2017, Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC sent a collection letter to an Indiana consumer seeking payment for a medical debt.
It stated, in part, “Unless within 10 days you send payment to our office for the total amount due or contact us to make appropriate arrangements to pay this debt, we can and may file suit against you.”
This demand appeared to overshadow the 30-day dispute period. Feeling harassed by Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC, she filed an FDCPA lawsuit against the company for violating her rights by:
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
The matter was later resolved.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone number for this collection agency is 1-260-471-0490. Its appearance on your caller ID is confirmation that Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC is trying to contact you. If they send collection letters with demands that overshadow your dispute rights, don’t be deceived.
Instead, hire a consumer attorney and file a claim against Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC. Acting on your rights could result in them having to pay you instead of the other way around.
Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:17-cv-00425-WCL-SLC from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne 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 Money Matters Professional Collections, LLC, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.