What is Hunt & Henriques?
Hunt & Henriques is a debt collection law firm in San Jose, California, that specializes in collecting consumer credit card debt. They operate exclusively in California, and provide litigation services to creditors as well as buying debt to collect on their own behalf. Although Hunt & Henriques primarily focuses on credit card collections, they also take on retail cards, commercial loans, and automotive debt.
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Is Hunt & Henriques A Scam?
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Hunt and Henriques are a legitimate collection firm. Because they are a law firm, civil litigation is the primary collection service Hunt & Henriques offers to clients and uses on its own behalf for the debt it purchases. However, this company also uses automated dialing, commonly called “robocalling,” before and after a debt is charged off to external collection. It continues attempting to collect throughout the litigation process.
How many Complaints are there against Hunt & Henriques?
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported eight closed Hunt & Henriques complaints within the previous three years, including four closed Hunt & Henriques complaints within the previous 12 months. The BBB gives Hunt & Henriques an A+ rating. In addition, Justia lists seven Hunt & Henriques complaints filed in federal court in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Furthermore, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 28 closed Hunt & Henriques complaints for 2016.
Hunt & Henriques
151 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119
Phone Number: 800-680-2426
In 2017, a judge in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, denied in part and granted in part a consumer’s motion to compel Hunt & Henriques to testify in Nguyen v. LVNV Funding, in which attorneys Hunt and Henriques were named as co-defendants. According to the judge’s decision, the consumer alleged that Hunt & Henriques filed suit against him on behalf of LVNV Funding for a debt that was past the statute of limitations, and thus unenforceable, in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. During the deposition of Hunt and Henriques, their attorney objected to the questioning and advised Hunt and Henriques not to answer. This court action was the consumer’s attempt to have the court make Hunt and Henriques answer the questions and to sanction their attorney for expenses. The judge granted the consumer’s motions in part and denied them in part, compelling the attorneys to answer some questions, and making their legal counsel reimburse the consumer’s attorney for expenses.
Hunt & Henriques Calling You?
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.
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Want to Stop Debt Collection Harassment Now?
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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What Our Clients are Saying
“We were so impressed with how the attorney listened to us and understood the position we were in. Thank you for stopping the calls. The check was a nice bonus, but mostly we’re glad we’re not being hounded anymore.”
“Lemberg Law contacted me within a couple of hours of me submitting my info on their site. That same day Daniel emailed me instructions on what to do the next time the collection agency called. Within a week, the calls had stopped. Today marks week 2 and we’ve not had a call in three days. I can’t say thank you enough.”
“I can’t praise your service enough. I was lost and just really wanted my credit report cleaned up. You have gone beyond my expectations. Thanks again!”
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