Are you so sick of being harassed by debt collectors that you’re thinking of declaring bankruptcy to stop the phone calls and letters? While bankruptcy can be a solution when you’re drowning in debt, there are other ways of making the abusive communications stop.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, prohibits aggressive and dishonest debt collection tactics. You have a right to be treated with respect, and if you’re not, you can sue. Examples of illegal actions include:
- Leaving anonymous or automated phone messages
- Making false statements to a credit bureau about the debt
- Saying they have court papers to serve on you when they don’t
- Calling your relatives or friends after the collector has located you
- Ignoring a written dispute
- Trying to collect a time-barred debt
Company Profile: Pride Recovery Services, LLC
If you are being called by Pride Recovery Services, LLC, company details are below.
Pride Recovery Services, LLC is a debt collection agency in Sunnyside, Washington. It was founded in 2011, has fewer than 5 employees, and has been the subject of several consumer complaints. Legal files viewable at the PACER website indicate that consumers who felt that they were being harassed by Pride Recovery Services, LLC made the agency prove its alleged claim.
Alleged Violations against Pride Recovery Services, LLC**
According to information on the PACER website, in or around early 2011, Pride Recovery Services, LLC began contacting a Florida consumer to collect a debt. He alleged that he did not owe the debt, which had extra collection fees attached and was listed twice on his credit report, making it seem like two separate debts.
Feeling harassed by Pride Recovery Services, LLC, the consumer sued the agency for:
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Communicating false credit information
- Misrepresenting the character, amount, or legal status of the debt
A judgement was entered in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount of $1,000.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are:
If you notice either one of them on your caller ID, you are being called by a debt collector, as these numbers belong to Pride Recovery Services, LLC. If they report false information to the credit bureaus and tack illegal fees onto the original debt, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Pride Recovery Services, LLC. This type of misconduct is illegal under the FDCPA, and a lawsuit could force the agency to pay you more than you owed in the first place.
**Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). Case 0:11-cv-62257-WPD from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
*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 Pride Recovery Services, LLC or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.