You have rights, and if Radius Global Solutions is calling you, you may want to learn more about them.
If your monthly debt payments go into arrears, you will eventually hear from debt collectors. While many are civil, an unfortunate number will yell at you over the phone, threaten to seize your assets, or embarrass you by discussing the debt with your friends and co-workers.
If this happens, know what your rights and what you can do to fight back.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, limits what third-party debt collectors can say or do when communicating with you about an alleged debt. If they use methods like those below to intimidate you, they’re breaking the law and can face substantial fines.
- Using profane and obscene language
- Pretending to be attorneys or police officers
- Raising their voice and making threats
- Ignoring a formal cease communications request
- Calling you before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Refusing to provide proof that you owe a debt and they are authorized to collect it
Company Profile: Radius Global Solutions, LLC
If you are being called by Radius Global Solutions, LLC, information about the company is below.
Radius Global Solutions, LLC is a debt collection company headquartered in Ambler, Pennsylvania, with offices in Iowa, Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, Missouri, Minnesota, Kentucky, Jamaica, India, and Panama. It was established in 2000, has thousands of employees, and is managed by its Chairman, Michael J. Barrist.
According to records on file at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website, several consumers who believed they were being harassed by Radius Global Solutions, LLC hired attorneys and filed lawsuits of their own.
Alleged Violations by Radius Global Solutions, LLC
According to PACER, beginning in September 2014 and continuing through December 2014, Radius Global Solutions, LLC attempted to collect a debt from a Pennsylvania resident.
She later complained that she never received any debt validation and that the company had allegedly called her multiple times a day from September 6, 2014 to November 5 2014.
Feeling harassed by Radius Global Solutions, LLC, she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Harassing her by phone
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
- Failing to validate the debt within five days
The matter was later settled.
Hire an Attorney
The central phone number for this collection agency is 1-267-419-1111.If it appears on your caller ID when the phone rings, it means that you may be being called by Radius Global Solutions, LLC. If they fail or refuse to validate the debt and call you several times a day, hire a consumer attorney.
If you file a claim against Radius Global Solutions, LLC and win, you could potentially be awarded $1,000 per violation as well as attorney's fees, court costs, and any actual damages.
Whatever you owe, if a collection agency violates your rights it could end up having to pay you instead.
**Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 3:15-cv-00187-KRG from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
*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 Radius Global Solutions, LLC, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.