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Are You Being Called By Zee Law Group?* Here’s What You Need to Know

While debt collection is a legal business, the way that collection agencies perform their work is not always in accordance with the law. If you are faced with a company that left abusive messages on your voicemail, threatens to foreclose on your home, and is otherwise hostile, see a consumer lawyer about taking action.

Your Rights Under the FDCPA

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal statute that prohibits third-party collection agencies from bullying or deceiving you into paying a debt. It also gives you the legal standing to dispute a debt, request no further contract, and sue a debt collector who refuses to comply.

  • Using obscene language (such as swearing)
  • Persisting in trying to collect a disputed debt
  • Harassing you by telephone (such as repeatedly calling you)
  • Calling at inconvenient times, usually before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m
  • Calling you at work when they’ve been advised that such calls are not permitted
  • Threatening legal actions they cannot take

Are You Being Called By Zee Law Group?*

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Company Profile: Zee Law Group

If you are being called by Zee Law Group, a company overview is below.

Zee Law Group is a debt collection law office located in Alhambra, California. It was founded in 2001, is a smaller firm with seven employees, and is managed by its President, Tappan Zee. The PACER website archives include records confirming that consumers who believed that they were being harassed by Zee Law Group stood their ground in court.

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Alleged Violations against Zee Law Group**

According to information on the PACER website, in or around 2009, Zee Law Group allegedly attempted to collect a debt from a California consumer by filing a lawsuit against him. He claimed that he never had an opportunity to dispute the debt or demand its validation.

He only knew about it when his paychecks started being garnished.The consumer added that representatives did not always identify themselves as debt collectors in all communications.

Feeling harassed by Zee Law Group, the consumer filed an FDCPA lawsuit against the firm for:

  • Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
  • Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
  • Failing to identify itself as a debt collector in all communications

The matter was later dismissed.

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Hire a Consumer Lawyer

The phone number for this debt collection law office is 1-626-588-1600. If you see this number on your caller ID, you are being called by Zee Law Group. If they file a lawsuit against you and you don’t discover the fact until it’s too late to defend yourself, a consumer lawyer may be able to help you file a claim against Zee Law Group and recover damages.

The company could be forced to pay you $1,000 per violation of the FDCPA, so escalating the matter to court can be well worth the effort. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page today!

**Case taken from PACER ( File number is Case 8:09-cv-00518-DOC-MLG from the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

*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 Zee Law Group or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.


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About the author:

Contributing Author: Sergei Lemberg

Sergei Lemberg is a consumer rights attorney, practicing since 2006, whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He is known for a United States Supreme Court case (Facebook v. Duguid) defending consumers from autodialers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 to send unsolicited text messages. He is also the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.

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