Eltman Law, PC. is a law firm and debt collection agency headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. The firm has been in business since 1978 and collects on many types of consumer debt. It employs attorneys licensed to practice law in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
101 Hudson St Fl 27
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3915
Phone: (212) 660-3100
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received three complaints against Eltman Law, PC in the last three years and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received 17 complaints about the firm since 2015. These complaints allege that the company has violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by seizing, or attempting to seize property, attempting to collect on a debt that does not belong to the consumer, failing to provide verification of a debt, contacting third parties, and attempting to collect on debt that is too old. Several of the complaints also allege that Eltman Law, PC filed lawsuits and failed to provide the consumer with proper notice of the suit, which is required under the Rules of Civil Procedure in every state. Most of these consumers had no idea they had even been sued until their wages began being garnished or their bank account was frozen. Many consumers have also complained that when attempting to contact Eltman Law, PC they reached a recording and were never able to get a live person on the line.
Most of the complaints filed against Eltman Law, PC allege that the company continued to collect on a debt that did not belong to the consumer and failed to provide verification of the debt to the consumer. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) requires that a debt collector provide certain written information to a consumer within five days of the initial contact if the debt has not yet been paid and the information was not provided during the initial contact. This includes the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed, and notice that the consumer has thirty days to dispute the debt before it is assumed to be valid. The FDCPA and Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (RFDCPA) also prohibit a creditor or debt collector from attempting to seize property it has no legal right to seize.
If Eltman Law, PC has frozen your bank account, began garnishing your wages, refused to provide you with verification of a debt or is abusing you in any way, it is time they are held accountable for their actions. For a free, no obligation consultation, please call our office at 1-800-219-3577.