Are you being called by Receivable Management Services Corp?* Here's what you need to know.
Every year the Federal Trade Commission receives complaints about collection agency misconduct. These debt collectors harass consumers in a variety of ways to induce payment, sometimes driving people to file for bankruptcy. If this happens to you, be aware that you have rights and don’t have to tolerate mistreatment.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA grants consumers the right to dispute a debt and prohibits abusive collection tactics like those below. Any third-party collection agency that uses them faces fines and even license revocation.
- Yelling, swearing, and using language meant to intimidate you
- Refusing or failing to validate the debt and prove that they are authorized to collect it
- Ignoring a formal cease communications request
- Calling you before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Discussing the debt with anyone except you, your attorney, and possibly your spouse
- Leaving voice messages that do not identify the collector and the purpose of their call
Company Profile: Receivable Management Services Corp
If you are being called by Receivable Management Services Corp, information about the company is below.
Receivable Management Services Corp is a debt collection agency located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was established in 2001, has over 1,000 employees, and is managed by its President, Dan Montenar,. According to the company website, its clientele includes Fortune 500 companies. Records retained by the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website indicate that consumers who felt they were being harassed by Receivable Management Services Corp went to court to fight back.
Alleged Violations against Receivable Management Services Corp
According to PACER, in or about early 2010, Receivable Management Services Corp started contacting a New York resident about an alleged debt. He asked for validation that allegedly never came, and complained that he was called on a regular basis nonetheless
Feeling harassed by Receivable Management Services Corp, the plaintiff hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
The matter was later settled.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are as follows:
If you see any of them on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Receivable Management Services Corp. If they fail to validate the debt and keep calling you anyway, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a successful claim against Receivable Management Services Corp, you could potentially receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus damages for embarrassment and humiliation and any associated court costs, so act on your rights.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:10-cv-01667-LDW-WDW from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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 Receivable Management Services Corp, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.