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Allied Interstate Inc: Do they harass consumers quite often?

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Allied Interstate, Inc is one of the most prominent collection agencies. According to one consumer, they make the most number of collection calls in the country. Consumers seem to have several grievances against Allied Interstate and their method of debt collection. If you want to know about the consumer grievances against Allied Interstate and how to deal with the collection agency when they harass you, check out the topics below:

Common grievances against Allied Interstate collection agency

Our community member, David has listed the common consumer grievances against Allied Interstate.

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  • Making collection calls for debts that are not owed by the consumer. They may also report the same information on credit reports.
  • Allied Interstate often sues consumers over debts they don't owe.
  • Allied Interstate Inc. calls and harasses the relatives and family of the debtors.
  • Not disclosing their identity while calling.
  • Being rude and aggressive over the phone.
  • Reviewing credit report without the debtor's permission.
  • Violating FDCPA on several counts.

What to do when you're harassed by Allied Interstate

  • Ask for identification: If you have been contacted by Allied Interstate, you may respond to their call and ask the caller to identify himself/herself. If it is a call related to debt collection, ask for their physical address.
  • Debt validation: Send a validation letter via certified mail with return receipt requested and preserve the receipt for future references.
  • Check credit report: Pull your credit report to check if they have it reported to the bureaus. If they have wrongly reported to the credit bureaus, you may dispute the same with them.
  • Do not settle over phone: Don't authorize payment over the phone even if you receive proper validation.
  • Send C&D letter: If you've been contacted over a debt you don't owe or where the SOL has expired, you may send them a Cease and Desist letter. Once the SOL has expired, you still owe the money but you can't be sued for it.


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Sub: Allied Interstate Inc: Do they harass consumers quite often?
Mon, 03/11/2014 05:07

Hi
We know that the business of FDCPA laws by a CA results legal action and the consumers can file a class action lawsuit against them.
So what happens when there are shady collection agencies like Allied Interstate Inc still in business? They call people endlessly without any details of the debts and show rudeness. They go against the Mini Miranda disclosure as mentioned in Section 807(11) of the fdcpa. The company is also famous for false representation of the accounts. You can be forced to pay some unknown account because of their wrong contact. Remember, "Allied Interstate" can be sued up to the $1000 depending upon the extent of damages.
I read many of you being victimized by this collection agency. Use the federal laws as a protection against such shady collection activities. Report them to the FTC, BBB as well as the State Attorney General office.
How many of you want Allied Interstate Inc to undergo legal actions. I am thinking of consulting an attorney and put a legal fight against them. I will like all of you to post your experiences here so that it can be documented. After browsing through this forum thoroughly, I picked some threads of their illegitimate business.


  • The illegal activities of Allied Interstate. The poster in this thread said that the company wanted to settle the matter without any documentation. This is illegal.
  • Allied Interstate making threatening calls to the family members. It is illegal as per the FDCPA laws.
  • Here is an example of Allied Interstate not identifying them and making regular calls at work.
  • This collection agency uses profane language and gets in contact with the wrong person.
  • Allied Interstate will try to force you and make a payment on the debt that is past the SOL period. You are under no legal obligation to pay the debt if it is past the SOL period.
  • One more thread about the misdeeds of Allied Interstate Inc.
  • This company does not identify properly while leaving messages on the phone. They keep calling endlessly.
  • Allied Interstate never stops. They contact persons who do not owe any money.
  • Allied Interstate reviews the credit reports without permission.
  • A thread on bombarding phone calls done by this collection agency.
  • Threatening calls starting from early morning and ending just before 9.
  • Allied Interstate harassing whole year
  • Here is the contact address and phone number details of Allied Interstate Inc.
  • Calls get disturbing for someone not related to the accounts.
  • People are getting fed up with allied interstate and their calls. No phone numbers, no e-mails just mailing address but not sure whether it is proper or not. Contacting them is really tough.
  • Confusion is still there on LVNV Funding and Allied Interstate.
  • Allied Interstate Inc not following up with the cease and desist letter.
  • Getting empowered on how to deal with Allied Interstate.
  • Harassment with "person to person"

A new thread on Allied Interstate contacting a wrong person.


Read the summary thread on Allied Interstate


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Sub: #1 Quote:"If I in fact owe a debt and it is not past the SOL, you wWed, 05/09/2012 - 17:03



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"If I in fact owe a debt and it is not past the SOL, you will provide me the documentation necessary to back your claims or I will consider this an extortion attempt and respond accordingly where you will be forced to comply by a judge. "

There is no point saying this to a collector....a verbal DV is a waste of time
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Then, send a debt validation letter, samples abound on the internet for the legal terminology.

Most of those stupid letters on the internet including this site have DV letters that collectors laugh at....you just show them you have no clue what you are asking or and have not read the FDCPA. Follow this link to write a proper DV letter.
http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/settlement/writingap roperdv-disputeletter.html

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Contact the BBB, even though it may be useless as businesses have to pay dues to be listed,

Total waste of time...they have no legal powers.
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the FTC, Attorney Generals in all states where they have offices plus your own state Attorney General.

Multiple AG letters also a waste of time...only the AG of the state YOU reside in will investigate complaints.

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It depends on the state that you live in that rules the day. From 1995, definitely out of statute of limitations, 2000 possibly out of statute as well. Check your state's rules on SOL. Once it is out of your state's SOL rules, then just send a cease communication by certified mail.


Keep in mind that Allied is a major player in the federal student loan arena....they have NO SOL.

How to Deal with Illegal Loans..OhioGal's Primer
http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com...allenders.html
PDL's are ILLEGAL in the following states...
AR, AZ, CT, GA, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VT AND DC
OH AND NH have very restrictive low cost interest rate laws.

SOL for all states
http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com...imitation.html


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Sub: #2 Depends...Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:13



It depends on the state that you live in that rules the day. From 1995, definitely out of statute of limitations, 2000 possibly out of statute as well. Check your state's rules on SOL. Once it is out of your state's SOL rules, then just send a cease communication by certified mail. If the company contacts you again, then you can advise them in writing that the debt is out of SOL and you have already sent them a cease communication letter and that by law that they must abide by the cease letter by federal law and if they do not obey it, then you will take legal action against them and get paid the statutory amount of 1000.


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Sub: #3 The Answer is YESWed, 05/09/2012 - 13:05



Anyone who has any sense whatsoever always asks for documentation. It is entirely possible that you don't owe these slime one red cent. Their employees can threaten and bluster all they want to, but it is more likely than not that they have no documentation to back up their assertions and just want to make a quick buck at your expense. No thanks. This is what I say to collectors, "If I in fact owe a debt and it is not past the SOL, you will provide me the documentation necessary to back your claims or I will consider this an extortion attempt and respond accordingly where you will be forced to comply by a judge. " Then, send a debt validation letter, samples abound on the internet for the legal terminology. Chances are very good that you will never hear from them again, since they have nothing to back up their claims. I would never, ever under any circumstances provide banking information to these slime balls as they will not hesitate to clean out your account of every dime, even if they have no right to do so by a court order. Pay with a money order, this way they cannot "wash" the check to put in any amount they want to take you for. Money orders cannot be altered in any. In short, trust no one that is outside your town where you are known . This representative had no right to berate your character like that and should be held accountable. Contact the BBB, even though it may be useless as businesses have to pay dues to be listed, the FTC, Attorney Generals in all states where they have offices plus your own state Attorney General. If all else fails, sue them in court for FDCPA violations and collect a tidy sum.


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Sub: #4 I know this is an old thread, but I feel it's relevant. I got a Wed, 05/02/2012 - 23:21



I know this is an old thread, but I feel it's relevant. I got a call on May 1st from this company. The guy said that I had an outstanding account with Citi Bank from 2002. I told him that I have never had an account with them and the dude (Indian guy) got so flustered and frustrated that I couldn't understand a word he was saying. The next morning, I called them back (I'm a jerk like that with these kinds of people) and they all of the sudden say it's a Discover card account from 1999-2001. I did have a Discover card, but I paid that off. What's creepy is that he had my name, last four of my SS, phone number and my old address - an address that didn't even exist until 2004 but this account is from 2001? I checked my credit report, nothing on there with either of these. They are getting a cease and desist letter this week. What's even more creepy? Since their first call with me, I've gotten calls wanting me to take surveys over the phone to win trips and iPads. And I've gotten about 5 spam text messages telling me that I've won a gift card. I believe they're selling phone numbers.


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Sub: #5 How is it a violation of privacy when YOU pushed the button reprMon, 01/09/2012 - 07:29



How is it a violation of privacy when YOU pushed the button representing yourself as the debtor????

BBB is worthless...it is simply a letter writing agency and so far I see no violation. You have to give them a chance to remove you from their system first.

How to Deal with Illegal Loans..OhioGal's Primer
http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com...allenders.html
PDL's are ILLEGAL in the following states...
AR, AZ, CT, GA, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VT AND DC
OH AND NH have very restrictive low cost interest rate laws.

SOL for all states
http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com...imitation.html


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Sub: #6 Privacy ViolationsMon, 01/09/2012 - 07:13



We have been getting calls from Allied Interstate every morning right around 8. My husband and I both work the late shift, so we are usually woken up by the calls. When I finally called them back yesterday to find out what they want, it was completely automated and there was no option to speak with an operator. The first time I called I pressed 4 as instructed to let them know I was not the person they were calling for. I thought it would then take me to a live operator. It did not. I called back a second time and pressed 1 as if I was the person they were trying to reach, thinking I would then get an operator. I was unable to speak to a live operator then as well. Not only that, but it gave me the name of the person they are trying to reach, the company this person supposedly owes money to, and the amount of the debt. After doing some research this morning I have sent them an email letting them know they are calling the wrong number and that I will be reporting them to the BBB as I am pretty sure this is a violation of privacy. I read their privacy statement on their website and couldn't help but laugh. "The information we collect is disclosed only when legally required...". I'm pretty sure they weren't legally required to disclose this information to me. There was no verification of any personal information before they disclosed the supposed debt to me. I don't know how these guys are even in business. It's disgusting. I would hate to think that this could happen to me.


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Sub: #7 Concerned about fraud with Allied InterstateWed, 01/04/2012 - 19:19



I recently received a call from someone at Allied Interstate claiming I owed an outstanding balance from 2004. They were willing to settle the debt for a specific amount but wanted a credit card number, debit card number, or checking account information. When I told them I wasn't going to give them this information, that I had no idea if I had an outstanding debt, they could be scamming me, they got very unpleasant. I told them to send me a detailed bill and IF I owed any money I would send a money order. They told me they didn't accept money orders and it was illegal for them to send me a bill. They have been calling the phone off the hook! I have done some research and found there is a statute of limitation, each state is different but my state has a 3 year SOL. Should they even be calling then? Should I let them know about the SOL the next time they call?


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Sub: #8 Absolute garbage. You can't garnish diddlyThu, 07/14/2011 - 11:07



You either don't actually work for a collection agency, or you don't know diddly, if you do. Which wouldn't surprise me. Garnishing wages is not only expensive to do, but is a long legal process. I've done it. Obviously, you have not.


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Sub: #9 It dependsTue, 07/12/2011 - 16:27



It depends on what you are in the collection agency for. I am an employee of Allied Interstate, and you can have your wadges garnished no matter what type of assistance you are recieving. They can garnish up to 15% of your check.


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Sub: #10 I have received 2 calls from this company so far and it was the Thu, 07/07/2011 - 07:15



I have received 2 calls from this company so far and it was the same man both times which I can barely understand. They say that i have an unpaid debt for $20.56 to some CD music company form 2006 that I have never heard of. They have my name as Vanessa Chest and thats not my name. They also have my address down as my mom's and when I tell them that it's my mom's address he says that she may have opened an account under my name but she has no idea about this either. I told him to call me back tomorrow so that I can talk to his manager. I told him that I'm not going to give him my credit card information over the phone because I don't know if it's a scam because of the little information he will give me. He tried to assure me that it wasn't and to look them up and when I did this is what I found....not too assuring now. Also it's not on my credit report showing anything. What should I do?


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