There have been reports that a debt collection agency called Samuel Whitaker & Associates have been making harassing phone calls, asking for confirmation of confidential information and threatening legal action. Allegedly, automated phone calls are directed at consumers warning that legal documents will be sent to the consumer’s home and should the consumer not reply, legal action will be taken. Reportedly, several phone numbers have been used by Samuel Whitaker & Associates agents. These phone numbers are reported to be:
If you have been contacted by one of these phone numbers or received an automated call from an alleged debt collector from Samuel Whitaker & Associates please use the form on this website or give us a call at 424-245-5505.
Samuel Whitaker & Associates is allegedly a nationally licensed receivables management organization. Reportedly, the company provides a collection/mediation service that locates and contacts customers, negotiates debt disputes and recovers charged-off accounts. It is reported that Samuel Whitaker & Associates uses technology to collect debts, which includes some fully automated processes.
Allegedly Samuel Whitaker & Associates offers a wide range of services to mediate and collect debts. Reportedly, the services offered are: negotiation of terms, payment processing, detailed reporting, consumer education, scrubbing bankruptcies inventory and contacting clients through telephone and letters.
Samuel Whitaker & Associates also allegedly practices skip tracing. This is the practice of locating a customer when no point of contact has been provided. Reportedly Samuel Whitaker & Associates employees use an extensive process to find the customer when not provided with contact information.
Potential Violation of FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects consumers against abusive debt collection practices. The FDCPA was created in response to many practices used by debt collectors that are abusive and unfair to the consumer. The FDCPA works to combat harassing debt collection practices.
The FDCPA prohibits the collector from using false or deceptive or misleading information to collect debt payments. The FDCPA prevents the collector from threatening that nonpayment of a debt could result in arrest, imprisonment, garnishment, attachment of property or wages unless there is a lawful intention to take such action. The collector may not threaten to take any action of which there is no intention to take or cannot legally be taken.
Potential TCPA Violation
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from telemarketing and automated phone calls. The TCPA prohibits the use of automated phone calls to consumers without prior consent. The use of Samuel Whitaker’s and Associates automated phone calls may be in violation of TCPA.
If you have received a phone call from any of the numbers listed above or you have received a phone call from a person who has identified an affiliation with Samuel Whitaker & Associates you could be part of a class action. Protect yourself and your loved ones from debt collection abuse by contacting us by filling out the form on this page or give us a call at 424-245-5505.