About Advanta Bank Corp.
Summary of Advanta Bank Corp.
In 2007, Advanta Bank Corp. was the fifth largest small business credit card lender and issued all major Advanta credit cards, including American Express and Discover. March of 2010. Advanta Bank Corp was seized by Utah federal regulators and Advanta Bank Corp accounts were assigned to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). This was due to the fact that they could not find a buyer for Advanta Corp. Prior to the seizure, some people’s Advanta card accounts had already been assigned to third party debt collectors. However, Advanta Bank Corp was still acting as collector for a large number of Advanta credit cards. Advanta Bank Corp issued Advanta credit cards to small business owners, and at the time of its closing, had approximately $247,000 in uninsured funds.
Stop the Harassment Now
If you are being harassed by a debt collection agency or feel you may have been violated in any way, contact our office by completing the form or calling us at (800) 444-8731 and one of our specialists will immediately review your case free of charge, determine if the debt collection agency has violated the FDCPA, and if they have we will take immediate and appropriate action on your behalf. In addition once we have determined if you have a case and you have chosen to retain us as your attorney Absolute Collections Corp from that point on will be legally prohibited to communicate with you directly and will have to communicate directly with your attorney.
How Debt Collection Agencies Profit From You
Most collection agencies operate on a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid by their client unless and until they collect from the consumer. If and when the agency receives monies from a consumer, the agency then gives their client a pre-determined percentage of the monies recovered. The remainder belongs to the agency.
Oftentimes, debt collection agencies buy these debts for just pennies on the dollar. The debt collector is free to seek as much money from the consumer as they can regardless of what they paid to buy the debt. This amounts to large profit margins for them.
Typically, employees of debt collection agencies are motivated with performance-based bonuses determined by the amount of money they are able to collect from a consumer.
Regardless of what specific methods a debt collection agency uses in their attempts to collect a debt, it is clear that the agency is in the business of making money first and foremost. And that money comes from you – the consumer. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding as to why collection agencies use such aggressive behavior in their interaction with consumers.
Consumers around the globe have long complained about the unfair and often unethical tactics used by debt collection agencies and thus, the FDCPA - a federal law meant for the protection of consumers. It encompasses a set of rules governing the activities of collection agencies.
Know Your Rights
The FDCPA was placed into practice in 1978, the FDCPA or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a federal law designed to protect the rights of the consumer from abusive and unfair debt collecting practices. The law regulates what collection agencies can or cannot do when collecting a personal debt from a consumer. It defines strict guidelines under which collection agencies must abide by when conducting business including who the collection agency may contact, where they may call, and how often or what times, In addition The Fair Credit Reporting Act, also known as the FCRA, was placed into effect in 1970. This federal law enforces and regulates the collection, distribution, and usage of consumer information. The law ensures that companies and businesses report accurate information about their consumers to Credit Bureaus which can be used for credit evaluation and certain other purposes such as employment. Consumers are violated on a daily basis without them even being aware that they have been violated or what they’re rights are. Our legal team at Fredrick Schulman and Associates are fully versed in the FDCPA and FCRA and are committed to keeping debt collectors inline and holding debt collectors accountable for any violations made against you the consumers, rights.
Advanta Bank settled unfair and deceptive practices charges with regulators in 2009. The lawsuit included 976 Advanta Bank Corp complaints. Consumers in the beginning half of 2012 filed four complaints in federal court of alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Contact InformationAdvanta Bank Corp.P.O. Box 844 Spring House, PA 19477-0844800-705-7255
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