Helvey & Associates is a full service collection agency based in Indiana. Founded in 1955, Helvey & Associates has become one of the Midwest’s largest debt collection agencies. The company is a self-described pioneer in the debt collection industry, whose services include everything from accounts receivable management to extended office business services. The main business of Helvey & Associates, though, is the collection of consumer debt for other companies. In fact, the company doesn’t even wait for a debt to become delinquent before initiating contact. Their “pre-collect outsourcing” program encourages creditors to let Helvey & Associates step in to encourage “slow paying accounts” to pay up through the use of a series of notices and phone calls.
Among others, Helvey & Associates does collections for the Bowen Center, hospitals in Fort Wayne, Duke Energy and Waste Management. On Internet complaint boards, consumers contacted by Helvey & Associates report repeated telephone calls within the space of 14 to 20 minutes, misrepresentation of the company as a law firm and discussing the past due account with unrelated third parties. The company also uses automated dialer software and employs typical skip-tracing techniques to find debtors on old debts. The combination has led to a rash of complaints from people who claim to receive telephone calls regarding debts from people they’ve never heard of. There are also complaints that Helvey & Associates reps have left messages regarding their debts on answering machines and voice mail and discussed debts inappropriately with family members and neighbors.
Stop Helvey & Associates Harassment
If you are being harassed by telephone or mail from Helvey & Associates, you can stop the harassment completely by following a few simple steps. First, understand that the goal of repeated contact is to push you into making statements that Helvey & Associates can use to get money from you. Do not allow yourself to be played that way. Second, pick up a pen and being taking notes as you talk, or begin recording the conversation if it’s legal to do so in your state.
Do not agree to any payment arrangements over the telephone, no matter how insistent the caller appears to be. Instead, calmly request the full name of the caller and the name of the company they’re calling from. Tell the person that you will not discuss this debt with them or anyone else until you have seen proof of the debt in writing. Helvey & Associates is required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide you with written proof of your debt within five days of your request. More importantly, Helvey & Associates may not continue to contact you after you make such a request until you have had a chance to review that proof. Often, just the act of demanding to see the proof is enough to stop any harassment.
Helvey & Associates Contact Information
Helvey & Associates, Inc.
1029 E. Center Street
Warsaw, IN 46580
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