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Harris & Harris Ltd is a debt collection agency. Lemberg Law receives calls from consumers complaining about this agency’s debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.

This article was written by Lemberg Law staff, and reviewed by Sergei Lemberg, the managing attorney of Lemberg Law.

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What Is Harris & Harris?

Harris & Harris Ltd is a third-party debt collection agency based in Chicago. H&H has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), including improper contact or sharing of information and threatening to take actions that cannot legally be taken. If you have been contacted by this debt collector, make sure you understand your rights before responding.

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Is Harris & Harris a scam?

They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Harris & Harris, Ltd was established in 1968 and incorporated in 1977. The BBB established a profile page for H&H in June 2015, and it has been a BBB-accredited business since 2018. The BBB lists Harris & Harris as a collection agency.

If you’ve suffered from H&H 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.

Who does Harris & Harris collect for?

Harris & Harris employs countless debt collectors to collect healthcare, government, and utility debt. They provide skip tracing services as part of the collections process and as a standalone company, meaning that firms can use their skip tracing services without using Harris and Harris to actually collect money. According to their website, they even claim to keep a list of affiliate attorneys who will file lawsuits against customers.

Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm

Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of collection harassment and abuse. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. We’ve helped more than 15,000 consumers stop harassment and recover money from debt collectors. Harassed? Abused? Misled by a collector? Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win.

How Many Complaints Are There Against Harris & Harris?

As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 104 closed Harris & Harris complaints over the previous three years, including 30 closed H&H complaints over the previous 12 months. The BBB gave H&H A+ rating. Additionally, Justia listed 16  complaints filed in federal court in the previous year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, one alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and two alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Moreover, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listed 93 closed complaints in 2016.

Contact Information

Harris & Harris, Ltd.
111 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: 800-362-0097
Website: http://www.harriscollect.com/

Can Harris & Harris Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?

It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely Harris and Harris 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 judgment. 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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Unlawful Debt Harassment? Learn the Law & Sue the Collector.

Can you Help Me file a No Fee Lawsuit Against Harris & Harris Ltd?

Absolutely.  You can sue a debt collector. Here is a Sample Case Filed in Federal Court:

In 2017, a judge in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, denied H&H’s motion to dismiss Cuenca vs. Harris & Harris for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. According to the judge’s decision, the customer alleged that H&H had sent her a letter regarding medical bills that said, in part, “If this debt isn’t paid, our customer(s) may exercise their respective choices to enforce collection. At this time, the decision remains yours … please respond accordingly.” She thought the lender was going to sue her, even though it does not sue customers for medical debts. The judge rejected Harris & Harris’ argument that the wording was not a threat of a lawsuit, stating that the legal standard was whether or not the “least sophisticated” consumer would interpret it as a threat. The judge ruled that the customer had a plausible claim, and allowed the lawsuit to proceed.

Harris & Harris Calling You?

Federal laws protect you. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (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).

Consumers have reported this agency harassing them from the following numbers:

  • 312-893-4857
  • 312-893-4813
  • 312-348-1534
  • 312-348-1509
  • 312-348-1529
  • 312-348-1531
  • 248-948-1235
  • 312-265-9029
  • 312-348-1508
  • 312-348-1528
  • 312-521-5344
  • 313-348-1536
  • 312-348-1533
  • 312-893-4794
  • 312-380-4059

Can I sue H&H for harassment?

Yes. If you want to enforce your rights, or recover money for violations — you need to sue. Federal laws provide individuals like you 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.

Stop Debt Collection Harassment

You may have a case, if…

  • 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 family, 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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“A belated thanks for your company. I still get an occasional call but when I ask them to stop, they stop. Hopefully, sometime in the future, all of the collection agencies will close down. The peace from the constant calls is refreshing.”

“Prior to contacting you, we had tried repeatedly to handle this matter without threatening litigation. In the end, not only were they unapologetic, but they were dismissive – even of an attorney friend who called on our behalf. Sincerest thanks for resolving this matter for us!”

Can You Help Me Delete Harris & Harris from My Credit Report?

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19 COMMENTS
  • Christal W

    They reported collection on my credit. I set up to make 4 monthly payments on the 20th of the month. They reported my account was in collection Dec. 9 and payment was to be on Dec. 20. I spoke to a rep in November to update my HSA card number and asked her if they were going to report this account to credit bureaus because in Sept. a rep told me
    that if payments were not made that it would be. Lilly the rep I spoke to in November assured me that it would not be reported.

  • Raymond H

    I have an outstanding ticket with an attached warrant which because I couldn’t pay ended in collextions with Harris & Harris. I tried calling them when I found about my situation told them that I wasn’t working(which for obvious reasons in the world I’m still not working)and I couldn’t pay. What could be done with my outstanding ticket/warrant and they told me tough luck you need to pay it. I am at my wits end. I’m not working, I didn’t qualifu fie the stimulus check and I still can’t find work. I need this resolved so I acn get work. The warrant alone is stopping me. For obvious reasons I have no money. So please can you help me. Thank you.

  • Tifany G

    Harris & Harris sent me a letter stating I need to call their office to take advantage of payment arrangements to avoid further consequences. I have been trying to prove for years someone stole my identity I even pressed charges on the person in another county but I have to pay these debts caused by someone else using my name.

  • Queen

    The Harris and Harris are very crude nasty set of people and evil. They were quick to collect money from me by treats but refused to give me a receipt of payment. They are useless set of bastards
    They dont deserve any star if l have my way.
    They are lazy group of thieves that call themself collection agency.

  • Daryl S

    Harris & Harris is one of a sequence of collection agencies that call frequently. When I call them back, they tell me that they cannot find me in their system. They offer to remove my phone number from their system. A few days after they supposedly removed me from their system, the calls resume. I cannot imagine what overdue bill they might be referring to. I do not think that I have any unpaid bills.

  • Bryan F

    These moron’s keep calling and sending us letters demanding a payment for a utility bill at an address we have NEVER lived at. Additionally they don’t have have my middle initial they have used an M my middle name starts with an R. I have called them and even sent them letters telling them to knock it off but they keep at it. The last dip I spoke with was upset that I opened the envelope and said that since it was not addressed to me, I was violating federal law by opening someone else’s mail. I said then if you know I’m the wrong guy, why do you keep sending this crap to me? He didn’t have an answer.

  • Yvette

    Yvette
    Do I have to give them my personal info in order to get the information about why I am receiving a call from them and who they even are other than a firm as he claimed. They needed my birthday in order to tell me what kind of firm they were

  • Brian E

    Do I have to give them my personal info in order to get the information about why I am receiving a call from them and who they even are other than a firm as he claimed. They needed my birthday in order to tell me what kind of firm they were.

  • Amy

    Do I have to give them my personal info in order to get the information about why I am receiving a call from them and who they even are other than a firm as he claimed. They needed my birthday in order to tell me what kind of firm they were.

  • MARCOS M

    In 2012 I got a Wll County court fine for 120.00. Foolishly I completely forgot and today I received a letter from Harris and Harris for a debt of 1200.00. The H&H representative said I had 5 days to speak with the court and a lawyer. Can they really raise the amount to 1200.00?

  • Rachael L

    I need pay $74.00 bad credit

  • Cheryl L

    My name is Cheryl limeberry wise and I have been receiving multiple calls and letters from Harris and Harris although I told them that I did not go to emergency room on date stated. Please help.

  • Porfirio O

    i been tryin to get a prove that harris and harris is bin taking 200every pay day as a par of our arragment and im trying to get probe of that but they dont expessed deny but they never probide it to me. avery time i call they say the person on charge of my case is unabailavle.

  • Paulette G

    harris and harris has placed a collection on my credit report, and I need it removed . if I pay them the amount can or will they have to remove it from my credit report?

  • Donna b

    Harrisand harris call constantly the only thing right is they get our last name right, I’m sick of it we owe nothing to anybody we even have credit on some of our bills

  • laura w

    question my husband medical bill from Christus Mother Frances Hospital was sent to you guys I called and made payment arrengements and mailed a couple of payments and then I stopped receiving the letters. am just wondering. I don’t want to leave something unpaid.

  • Dominick G

    I received a letter stating my Driver’s License would be suspended if I did not pay a speeding ticket that is over 8 years old. I am 95% sure the case was dismissed because the officer didn’t show up. Prior to this I never received a call or letter from the state of IL regarding deliquesce. How do I go about even proving this and can they threaten to suspend my license? To boot it says Tax time many people use their returns to pay off tickets…..

  • Pamela D

    Made payments to Harris and Harris fir our state taxes. Found out they have not been reporting the payments. I am not comfortable giving you my phone number please reply by email.thank you

  • Donna

    Used to be you could fax a debt collector and they had to stop calling your work. Is that not the case anymore? I did that and they still call.

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