What is Allied Account Services, Inc.?
Founded in New York in 1976 and incorporated in 1982, Allied Account Services, Inc. conducts debt collection nationwide. The debt collection agency has approximately 50 employees and is a member of both the Association of Credit and Collections Professionals and the New York State Collectors Association. It operates under its president, Mr. James Mott.
Is Allied Account Services, Inc. a legit Debt Collection Agency?
Allied Account Services, Inc. has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1985, accredited since December 2017, and it maintains an A+ BBB rating. The company has responded to its BBB complaints and appears to operate as a legitimate debt collector. Allied Account Services, Inc. is not known to conduct business under any other aliases, though other aliases are possible.
Allied Account Services, Inc.’s Contact Information:
422 Bedford Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710-3545
(516) 783-9500 (phone)
(800) 486-2929 (toll free)
(516) 783-4059 (fax)
What kind of complaints does Allied Account Services, Inc. have against them?
Allied Account Services, Inc. has received 2 BBB consumer complaints and 28 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) complaints. Allied Account Services, Inc. has a mix of complaints against it, including communication issues like failing to provide enough information for the debtor to verify the debt attempting to be collected or speaking with a third party about the debt. The most serious complaints appear to concern incidents of negative credit reporting or refusal to remove disputed credit lines even after they are proven inaccurate or unreportable.
Are Allied Account Services, Inc.’s Practices Legal?
Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), debt collectors are required to use certain notices and are prohibited from using certain tactics when attempting to collect on debts. Some of the consumer complaints lodged against Allied Account Services, Inc. represent activity that might violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, including harassing consumers by repeatedly calling and then refusing to provide information sufficient to identity the debt or even refusing to discuss possible payment options.
How can I defend myself against a debt collector like Allied Account Services, Inc.?
Complaints regarding New York-based collectors can made by calling DCA at 311 or (212) NEW-YORK. More information for debtors in New York can be found out https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/consumers/Consumers-Debt-Collection-Guide-English.pdf. For more information about Utah State’s consumer resources, see the Consumer Referral Guide. Complaints regarding a collector in any state may be filed with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov or (877) FTC-HELP (877-382-4357), and complaints regarding any collector or other business can be made at BBB complaints.
If you believe you have a claim for collector harassment or are a victim of another violation of state or federal debtor’s rights, you should speak with a consumer rights lawyer or debt collection harassment attorney immediately. Contact us today to discuss your matter and see how we can help at no cost to you.