Are you being called by RentCollect Global?* Here's what you need to know.
Debt collectors have an uncanny ability to catch you completely off-guard. When you’re not ready to deal with them, you can end up agreeing to a payment arrangement you can’t afford or getting into a verbal altercation that leaves you badly shaken. To protect yourself from either possibility, read up on your rights.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, protected indebted consumers by mandating that third-party debt collectors may not use methods like those below to collect debt payments from you.
- Using profane and obscene language
- Calling at all hours of the day and night
- Telling your friends, neighbors and co-workers that you owe money and they are trying to collect it from you
- Trying to collect an amount that is not authorized by law or the original creditor agreement
- Calling you at work after you’ve told them that your employer doesn’t allow such calls
- Leaving vague messages that do not identify the caller as a debt collector
Company Profile: RentCollect Global
If you are being called by RentCollect Global, information about the company is below.
RentCollect Global, which also does business as IQ Data International, Inc., is a debt collection company located in Bothwell, Washington. It opened for business in 2003, has less than 10 employees, and is managed by its President, Ken Stumbo. It is dedicated to collecting past due rental balances and has a B rating with the Better Business Bureau. Records on file at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) confirms that consumers who felt they were being harassed by RentCollect Global went to court to demand compensation.
Alleged Violations against RentCollect Global
According to PACER, in 2008 RentCollect Global started trying to collect a past due rental account from a Washington woman who had cosigned for a daughter. When she did not pay, collectors allegedly called her employer and asked for information about her payroll. The plaintiff was also called repeatedly: she claimed that once the agency allowed her phone to ring 25 times before hanging up.
Feeling harassed by RentCollect Global, she hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA in the following ways:
- Using false, deceptive and misleading means to collect a debt
- Discussing the alleged debt with third parties
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect the debt
- Using harassing and abusive mens to collect the debt
The matter was later settled.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this debt collection agency are as follows:
If you see either number on your caller ID when the phone rings, it means that you are being called by RentCollect Global. If they harass you over an unpaid debt and even contact your employer, call a consumer attorney who can help you file a claim against RentCollect Global. You may be awarded $1,000 per FDCPA violation in addition to court costs and reasonable attorney fees. The right legal counsel will ensure that the harassment stops and you get the compensation you deserve.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:08-cv-00886-JLR from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
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 RentCollect Global, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.