Samuel Whitaker & Associates Debt Collection Investigation

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Samuel Whitaker & Associates Debt Collection Investigation

Recently there have been reports that consumers have received automated phone calls from debt collectors who claim to be employed with Samuel Whitaker & Associates. Allegedly the recordings have threatened legal action against the consumers. The agents from Samuel Whitaker & Associates have apparently demanded the consumer provide confidential information such as social security numbers. The following phone numbers have been reported as the phone numbers used by Samuel Whitaker & Associates to make these phone calls.

  • 518-203-3522
  • 585-445-3311
  • 888-996-9746
If you have received a call from any of these numbers, received an automated call or have been contacted by an employee of Samuel Whitaker & Associates you may be part of a class action. Contact us by filling out the form on this page or call us at 817-455-6822. Our investigation into this matter is ongoing.

 

Background
Samuel Whitaker & Associates is allegedly a debt collection agency located in New York that helps its clients collect debts. The company uses a variety of techniques to locate clients. Mediation, negotiation tools and payment processing are methods used by Samuel Whitaker & Associates to collect old or off-charged debt. Allegedly, the company also uses some automated processes to achieve its objectives.

Potential Illegal Behavior
Abusive and harassing phone calls related to debt collection violate consumer protection laws. The behavior employed by Samuel Whitaker and Associates may violate some of these laws, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA is designed to protect consumers from being victims of harassing and abusive debt collection techniques. This includes providing deceptive information to consumers or making threats of legal action without an intention to employ a legal process. Automated phone calls made by debt collection agencies also may be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA restricts the use of telemarketing and automated phone calls to prevent harassment of consumers in their private residences. To learn more about the FDCPA and the TCPA click here and here.

Potential Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawsuit 
Harassing and abusive phone calls can threaten an individual’s privacy and mental well-being. Many consumers may have been a victim of abusive phone calls. Protect yourself and others from continued abuse and harassment. If you have received a phone call from any of the following numbers you could have been contacted by Samuel Whitaker & Associates:

  • 518-203-3522
  • 585-445-3311
  • 888-996-9746
If you received a phone call from one of these numbers, spoke to anyone who claimed to be an employee of Samuel Whitaker & Associates, received threatening or abusive phone calls related to debt collection or automated calls, please contact us and share your experience. Many could be affected and sharing your story could help others. Contact us either by filling out the form on this website or give us a call at 817-455-6822. Our investigation into this matter is ongoing. You might be part of a class action.