Are you dealing with rude debt collectors? If so, you are understandably upset, but remember: you do not have to tolerate such mistreatment. No matter how much you owe, you have rights, and an attorney can help you assert them.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
At one time, consumers were declaring bankruptcy to escape from debt collectors who harassed them relentlessly. Then Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, which prohibits debt collection tactics like the following.
- Calling you at inconvenient times and places
- Demanding amounts not supported by law or the original creditor agreement
- Trying to collect after you have formally disputed a debt
- Cursing at you
- Failing to identify themselves as debt collectors seeking to collect a debt
- Calling you at work after you advise that your boss won’t let you take such calls
Company Profile: Oxford Management Services
If you are being called by Oxford Management Services, more information about the firm is below.
Oxford Management Services. is a debt collection agency in Melville, New York. It opened for business in 1995, has 25 employees, and is managed by its President, Peter Pinto. An inspection of archived litigation records at the PACER website confirm that people believed that they were being harassed by Oxford Management Services refused to give in.
Alleged Violations against Oxford Management Services*
According to information on the PACER website, in or around late 2008, Oxford Management Services allegedly tried to collect a debt from a deceased Alabama consumer by contacting her mother and pressuring her to pay her deceased daughter’s bills. These communications allegedly continued through October 2008 even after the mother stated that she was represented by counsel.
Feeling harassed by Oxford Management Services, she took the company to court for continuing to contact her after being notified that she was represented by counsel.
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone number for this debt collection agency is 1-772-882-3569. Its presence on your caller ID means that Oxford Management Services is trying to reach you. If they harass you over a deceased loved one’s debt and ignore the fact that you have an attorney, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Oxford Management Services. You could receive $1,000 in statutory damages, so when a debt collector tramples on your rights, a consumer attorney will guide your fight for compensation.
*Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). Case 1:08-cv-00720-CG-M from the United States District Court for the 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 Oxford Management Services or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.