Allen, Lewis & Associates is a debt collection agency located in Jacksonville, Florida, that specializes in collecting on behalf of music dealers and music merchants. Allen, Lewis & Associates has received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau; the BBB received 35 complaints against the debt collector, and notes that the debt collection agency failed to respond to 24 of the 35 complaints.
Allen, Lewis & Associates operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they don’t get paid unless they collect money. This is a powerful incentive to collect. If you’re contacted by this debt collection agency, there’s one thing in particular you should watch for. One their website, Allen, Lewis & Associates says that, when it receives an account for collection, it adds a 25% collection fee, raising the total amount owed. When they collect on the debt, they take 25%, plus 6.25%. Although the debt collection agency notes that “certain states do not allow the assessment of a collection fee,” the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act says, “A debt collector may not use any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in the collection of any debt,” and goes on to specify that it’s illegal to falsely represent “the character, amount, or legal status of any debt.”
Stop Allen, Lewis & Associates Calls
If you’re experiencing misleading or threatening phone calls and letters from a debt collector, it’s important to know your rights. A debt collector is not permitted to mislead you in any way, nor are they allowed to frighten you into paying. If you’re on the receiving end of calls from Allen, Lewis & Associates, it’s important to keep a written record of all communication. If possible, save telephone messages and voicemails. If you are being deceived by a debt collector, it is important that you fight back. First, contact a fair debt attorney. An attorney will be able to tell you if the debt collector is violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If so, you may be entitled to up to $1,000, plus attorney fees. You should also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC is responsible for enforcing the FDCPA and uses complaints from consumers to monitor abuse by debt collection agencies. Fight against unfair and illegal debt collection practices. It is your right to be treated with dignity and respect, and no debt collection agency is allowed to harass you or mislead you.
Allen, Lewis & Associates Contact Information
Allen, Lewis & Associates
1185 Lane Ave., Suite 5
Jacksonville, FL 32205
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