Are you being called by Rawlings Financial Services, LLC?* Here’s what you need to know.
Is a debt collector calling you every day yelling and demanding that you pay now or risk losing your house or even your freedom? If so, they are violating federal law law, and if you file a claim against them, you could be awarded even more money than you allegedly owed in the first place.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, was passed in 1977 to protect indebted consumers from abusive debt collection methods. Any collection agency that uses unethical tactics like the following can potentially have their license revoked or be fined thousands of dollars.
- Swearing, yelling, and calling you names
- Contacting you after you have sent a cease and desist letter
- Calling you before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Using an autodialer to leave a series of prerecorded messages
- Failing to identify themselves as debt collectors trying to collect a debt
- Calling you at work after you tell them that you can’t take personal calls there
Company Profile: Rawlings Financial Services, LLC
If you are being called by Rawlings Financial Services, LLC, information about the company is below.
Rawlings Financial Services, LLC is a debt collection company located in Lagrange, Kentucky. It was established in 1997, has 500 to 999 employees, and is managed by its owner, George Rawlings. When litigation records retained at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website are reviewed, evidence emerges that consumers who felt they were being harassed by Rawlings Financial Services, LLC pursued damages through the court system.
Alleged Violations against Rawlings Financial Services, LLC
According to PACER, on or about February 8, 2011, Rawlings Financial Services, LLC sent a collection letter to a North Carolina resident to collect a medical debt owed by her deceased husband.
On or about February 15, her attorney called Rawlings in reference to the account and spoke to “Ron” and informed him of the representation. This call was followed by another call and a fax, but on about March 29, 2011, Rawlings allegedly sent another collection letter directly to the consumer.
Feeling harassed by Rawlings Financial Services, LLC , she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA by contacting her directly although she had legal representation.
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are:
If you see either one on your caller ID at any time, be aware that you are being called by Rawlings Financial Services, LLC. If they ignore the fact that you have an attorney and keep sending you collection demands directly, hire a consumer attorney who can help you file a claim against Rawlings Financial Services, LLC. If the court rules in your favor you may potentially be awarded $1,000 per FDCPA violation. Ignoring your rights can potentially cost a debt collector big time.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:11-cv-00289-LPA from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Durham 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 Rawlings Financial Services, LLC , or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.