Are you being called by Sure Check Brokerage, Inc.?* Here's what you need to know
It is an unfortunate fact that many collection agencies refuse to recognize boundaries when it comes to settling a debt. They will call you at work, discuss your debt with your neighbors, and threaten to seize your home. What they’re doing is highly illegal, but they hope that you will be too unfamiliar with your rights to protest.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits third-party debt collectors from behaving in ways that push people to the point of bankruptcy. It restricts what collection agencies can do to collect a debt, and effectively bans tactics like those listed below.
- Telling your friends, neighbors, and co-workers that you owe money
- Refusing to validate the debt upon request
- Failing to identify themselves as debt collectors seeking to collect a debt
- Calling you at work after being informed that such calls are prohibited
- Contacting you after you formally requested that all communications cease
- Swearing and calling names
Company Profile: Sure Check Brokerage, Inc.
If you are being called by Sure Check Brokerage, Inc., information about the company is below.
Sure Check Brokerage, Inc. is a debt collection agency located in Salina, Kansas. It was established in 1985, has approximately 20 employees, and is managed by its President, Terry Holovach. A review of litigation records at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website reveals that several consumers who believed they were being harassed by Sure Check Brokerage, Inc. sued the agency for violating their rights.
Alleged Violations against Sure Check Brokerage, Inc.
According to PACER, in May, 2015, Sure Check Brokerage, Inc. sent a collection notice to the home address of a Kansas consumer in an attempt to collect an alleged debt. On or about May 15, 2015, she called the agency office and informed the employee who answered that she was represented by a law firm with respect to the alleged debt, and provided her attorneys’ contact information. Despite having received notice of her attorneys’ representation, on or about July 16, 2015, Sure Check Brokerage, Inc allegedly mailed a second collection notice to her home in a further attempt to collect the alleged debt.
Feeling harassed by Sure Check Brokerage, Inc., the consumer hired a consumer attorney and sued the company for allegedly violating the FDCPA by communicating with her directly when it had her attorneys’ contact information.
The matter was later dismissed.
Hire an Attorney
The phone number for this collection agency is 1-785-823-1334. If you see it on your caller ID in in response to an incoming call, be aware that you are being called by Sure Check Brokerage, Inc. If they keep contacting you directly after learning that you have engaged legal counsel, hire a consumer attorney. If you file a claim against Sure Check Brokerage, Inc. and win, you could potentially receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus any other appropriate damages and court costs. Collecting debts may be legal, but it must in done in accordance with applicable law, and companies that do not will face consequences.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 6:15-cv-01243-JTM-GEB from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Wichita 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 Sure Check Brokerage, Inc., or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.