Meade & Associates, a debt collections agency, was founded in 1978 in Westerville, Ohio. Meade & Associates operates according to a contingent collection fee, which means that they do not get paid by their clients unless they have collected the debt from the consumer. They do not “buy” the debt from creditors, but instead they are a third-party collection agency.
Meade & Associates has been registered with the Better Business Bureau since 1983 and are accredited with the agency. They currently have a rating of “A+,” despite the fact that they’ve received no fewer than 61 complaints filed against them – 51 of those being for issues arising out of their collection and billing techniques.
Meade & Associates utilizes various methods in their debt collections, such as skip tracing, auto-dialing and credit reporting. They have a full legal department on site and also provide back check recovery against consumers. Internet review sites reveal numerous complaints by individuals against Meade & Associates, claiming that their associates have been rude and disrespectful towards them. Some individuals complained that debt collectors used profane language and called them obscene names. One person said that a debt collector with Meade & Associates called her a liar when she told them that she did not know where her daughter was, and another reported that the company wouldn’t stop calling them at work.
Stop Meade & Associates Harassment
Under provisions set forth by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, it is illegal for a representative of a debt collection agency to speak in a manner that is rude or belittling to a consumer – and that includes calling them a liar. Specifically, Section 806 of the FDCPA states that “a debt collector is not allowed to harass, oppress, or abuse anyone in connection with attempting to collect a debt.”
Debt collection agencies are also not allowed to threaten violence or other any other criminal methods, bring physical harm to a consumer, or harm their property or reputation. For instance, some debt collection agencies will threaten to publicize the debt as a way to embarrass the debtor in hopes that they will pay, but according to the rules of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, that is illegal.
If you are being harassed by debt collectors, you may file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau as well as file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about their abusive behavior. In addition, if you can prove the abuse, you can file a lawsuit, and a judge may order the collection agency to reimburse you for court fees, attorney costs, and up to $1,000 in damages.
Meade & Associates Contact Information
Meade & Associates
737 Enterprise Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
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