Has a collection agency been calling you in the morning, at night, and even at the office? They may tell you that they can call until you pay, but you can demand that they go away and sue them if they persist.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects people who owe debts. Any debt collector that threatens or deceives you in ways like the following can be taken to court and ordered to compensate you.
- Using profane or obscene language
- Calling you at work to embarrass you
- Demanding excessive service fees
- Using an autodialer to call you
- Calling before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.
- Adding illegal fees to the debt
Company Profile: Sandlin Law Group
If you are being called by Sandlin Law Group, below is a general history of the company.
Sandlin Law Group is a debt collection law firm in Carmel, Indiana. It opened its doors in 2012, has 23 employees, and is managed by Daniel Sandlin. According to the firm’s website, it also provides legal support for evictions. The PACER legal archive holds records showing that those who believed that Sandlin Law Group was harassing them got legal advice from a consumer lawyer before seeking compensation.
Alleged Violations against Sandlin Law Group
According to PACER, on or around October 12, 2017, Sandlin Law Group sent a collection letter to an Indiana consumer seeking payment for a debt related to an apartment lease. It requested, among other things, a payment of attorney fees, but the consumer insisted that her lease did not support this award and that it was illegal under Indiana law.
Feeling harassed by Sandlin Law Group, she hired a consumer lawyer and sued the firm for demanding a payment that was neither legal nor included in the original creditor agreement.
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
The phone number for this debt collector is 1-317-383-0000. If it appears on your caller ID, you are being called by Sandlin Law Group and should seek counsel. If they demand payment of their fees in addition to the debt, see a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Sandlin Law Group. If the judge rules in your favor, you could receive $1,000 plus your legal fees, so never assume that you have to put up with harassment.
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*Case taken from PACER (pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:17-cv-04538-SEB-DML from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis 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 Sandlin Law Group or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.