complaining to the BBB about collectors is useless

by Lisa
(New York City)

If the BBB received so many complaints, what are they going to do about this collection agency? Why bother to complain at all if nothing will be done? They just collect data..BBB.. So I dont think complaining to the BBB is helpful at all.

Also, did you know that the BBB is just as corrupt They accept money to right positive information in regard to a companies business.. AGAIN, why the *** do you complain when nothing is being done? Attorney general should shut them down.. period.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

Lisa - You are right that there are some legitimate concerns about the Better Business Bureau and whether it is objective. However, we still feel it's a good idea to share any complaint you have about a collection agency with them so there is a record of your complaint.

But we also suggest you file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC.gov), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (consumerfinance.gov) and your state attorney general. Those agencies can often step in and take action if there is a pattern of complaints against a company - whereas the BBB doesn't have that ability.

None of these agencies will help you with your individual complaint though. So that's why it's a good idea to get a free consult with a consumer law attorney who may be able to help you at no cost fight back if a collector is breaking the law.

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Sep 24, 2013
allied interstate LLC
by: Umoja Leflore

I'm calling to set up a repayment agreement allied interstate won't let me they're taking 15 percent of my check each week that I can't afford.and they only offering me a 6 week $188.00 on top of 15 percent of each check.customer service is horrible and not understanding.I'm about to be homeless and behind in bills because they're taking too much out my check each week.

Nov 04, 2012
License
by: Louie

All companies acting as debt collection agencies must be licensed in the state of wisconsin.

Nov 04, 2012
Who is Who?
by: Louie

Is Allied Interstate the same company as Debt Control Center Inc? Is this a new company allied hides behind? the address is the same. None of the phone numbers listed work.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

Louie - You may want to check with your state attorney general's office to find out if collectors must be licensed in your state. If so, that information may help you figure out what's going on here. We would be interested in what you find out.

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