Direct Recovery Associates has been in business for over 20 years. The company is an attorney-based national and worldwide collection agency that specializes in consumer and business accounts. The business works on a contingency basis, meaning that they get paid a percentage of what they collect. The contingency fee is lower on accounts which aren’t long past due. This encourages creditors to turn accounts over to the collection service earlier.
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Direct Recovery Associates is a legitimate debt collection agency. It keeps two in-house lawyers. They begin collection efforts with telephone calls and demand letters sent by facsimile, mail, or email sent immediately upon obtaining account info. They vow to make contact with the user within a day. Along with such tactics, the bureau also has established relationships with private investigators to find consumers and their resources.
If you’ve suffered from Direct Recovery debt harassment, you do have options. Under the law you can recover up to $1,000 for violations of the FDCPA, and $500 to $1,500 for each cell phone robocall.
As of March 2018, the Better Business Bureau reported 3 closed Direct Recovery Associates complaints over the previous few decades, and provides Direct Recovery Associates an F score.
Direct Recovery Associates
5706 Corsa Avenue, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone Number: 800-200-2442
It is illegal for a debt collector to threaten to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely Direct Recovery Associates would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!
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The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The FDCPA regulates the behavior of collection agencies by prohibiting actions such as the use of abusive or threatening language; harassment; or the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt.
The FCRA regulates how collection agencies and creditors report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The complaint above illustrates how these laws can be extremely effective tools to hold accountable collection agencies who fail to adhere to their provisions.
These laws also provide individuals with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Seek legal assistance to find the relief you may be entitled to if you are having difficulty resolving disputes with a debt collection agency.
Your debt harassment checklist:
- You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies
- You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
- You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
- Debt collectors are calling your friends, neighbors, or coworkers
- Collectors are threatening you with violence, lawsuit, or arrest
- A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
- You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
- A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
- Criminal accusations are being made towards you
- Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
- Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect
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