Are you being called by Receivables Management Consultants?* Here’s what you need to know.
According to the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, millions of people receive calls and letters from debt collectors every year. While collecting debts is legal, using pressure tactics like threats, deception, and verbal abuse is not. If you are on the receiving end of such mistreatment, call a consumer protection attorney immediately.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was passed in 1977 after years of complaints about third-party debt collectors abusing consumers. It grants you certain rights, such as the ability to tell a debt collector to stop calling you, and prohibits collection agencies from using strategies like those below.
- Calling you at all hours of the day and night
- Telling your friends and neighbors that you owe money
- Demanding amounts that are not supported by law or the original creditor agreement
- Using profane and obscene language
- Threatening consequences they cannot legally inflict, or have no intention of carrying out
- Calling you at work if they know what such calls are not allowed
Company Profile: Receivables Management Consultants
If you are being called by Receivables Management Consultants information about the company is below.
Receivables Management Consultants, which also does business as Revenue Maximization Consultants, is a collection agency located in Springfield, Virginia. It was established in 1996, has 35 employees, and is managed by its President, Sharon Kay Vannoy. According to the website, it is primarily dedicated to healthcare collections. According to records on file at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website, several consumers who believed they were being harassed by Receivables Management Consultants sued the company to assert their rights.
Alleged Violations against Receivables Management Consultants
According to PACER, on or about July 7, 2015, a Georgia resident checked his credit report. He discovered that First American Bank and Trust was reporting a debt that had been discharged in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Receivables Management Consultants was also reporting the debt as being in collection, with a balance of $372.00 due and owing.
Feeling harassed by Receivables Management Consultants, 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 number for this collection agency is 1-703-321-9400. If the phone rings and either one shows up on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Receivables Management Consultants. If they pursue you for a debt that was discharged in a previous bankruptcy, hire a consumer attorney who will help you seek justice. If you file a claim against Receivables Management Consultants and win, you could potentially be awarded $1,000 per violation as well as any legal costs, so when an agency forgets that you have rights, send them an expensive reminder.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:15-cv-03353-ELR from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta 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 Receivables Management Consultants, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.