Tek Collect Inc is a debt collection agency which receives a lot of consumer complaints to our law firm for debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.
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Founded in Ohio in 2001, Tek Collect markets themselves as an innovative accounts management company relying on innovation and efficiency to service their 30,000 business clients. Basically, they inherit, handle, or buy delinquent debts from hospitals, specialists, and other healthcare providers. The company boasts partnerships with such organizations as the National Propane Gas Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the Ohio Society of CPAs, and NCDS—listed twice among Tek Collect’s display of premiere clients.
On the website for the Bureau for Better Business, TekCollect has maintained a BBB A rating and composite score of 3.98. The corporation has been accredited by the BBB since 06/21/2015. It services the United States to include Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
62 complaints have been issued to the Bureau for Better Business against Tek-Collect in the past three years. Of those, 16 cases have been closed in the past twelve months. Nine complaints to count have been filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ranging from June of 2016 to June of 2017. Between just these two sites, that is over seventy complaints compiled. Most relay messages of failure to remove delinquent accounts or paid collections from credit reports, though others are issued under complaints for wrongly being charged or inaction on the agency’s part after the consumer has completed all actions as directed. Complaints on sites other than BBB are numerous and all focus on rudeness and inappropriate handling of procedures or information.
Absolutely. Here are some Sample Cases filed in Federal Court
Sharon McMilion, a resident of Texas, began receiving calls from Tek Collect in September of 2013. However, these calls were not meant for, but rather another individual. Upon informing the agency of this error, the phone calls did not cease, and, upon requesting to speak with a supervisor, the call was quickly dropped. In October, after having explained the situation many times before, Ms. McMilion requested her number be added to Tek Collect’s do not call list. What should have been the end of the matter proved false when the company called her yet again only an hour later. With the assistance of a consumer attorney, she sued Tek Collect for harassment to collect a debt and failure to stop calls once it was determined she was not the intended party. The case was settled in court.
P.O. Box #1269
Columbus, OH 43216
871 Park St
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (866) 652-6500
Fax: (866) 219-3019
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the CFPB enforce laws prohibiting unethical business practices such as the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FDCPA prohibits activities such as failing to provide verification of a debt, or using 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 why it is important for consumers to understand their rights before attempting to take action against collection agencies who may have violated these laws.
Private individuals may seek monetary damages in court for alleged violations. For instance, the FDCPA allows consumers to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs. If you believe your rights have been violated by a collection agency, seek legal assistance to ensure you find relief.
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
If you’ve been harassed by debt collectors and even one of these has happened to you, we can help. We will fight for your rights.
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