Summary of CBCS
CBCS is in business since 1948, the company is a debt collection agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio additionally they operate ten office call center locations in other cities and states including Akron, OH, Chillicothe, OH, Dewitt, MI, Bedford, NH, Southfield, MI, Ada, MI, Jacksonville, FL, Pittsburgh, PA, Dayton, OH, and Geneva, NY.
CBCS goes by the following alternate business names; The Credit Bureau of Delaware, Ohio, The Credit Bureau of Columbus, INC., CBC Companies, Credit Bureau Services, CBC Companies, A division of Credit Bureau Collection Services.
CBCS is a collection agency and accounts receivable management and business process outsourcing company, specializing in primary, secondary, tertiary, and inventory management for aged debt. CBCS specializes in the healthcare industry and proudly counts over 250 major hospitals as well as doctors’ and physicians’ groups nationwide as their customers. They also specialize in collecting for the following; Utility, Telecommunication, Cable/Satellite TV and the, Financial industries.
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 CBCS 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.
CBCS is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has received a D rating from the Bureau. There have been 175 complaints filed against CBCS in the past 3 years with the BBB, 36 of the 175 complaints were in the past year. The majority of the complaints filed were for billing and collection issues. In February 2010 CBCS agreed to pay a civil fine of $1.095 million dollars to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by inaccurately reporting credit information and pressing consumers to pay debts that they often did not owe. CBCS entered into the Consent Decree with the FTC for settlement purposes without admitting any of the matters alleged in the complaint other than jurisdictional facts. The FTC charged Credit Bureau Collections Services, also doing business as CBCS and CBCS National as two of its officers, Larry Ebert and Brian Striker, violated the FTA Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Contact InformationCBCS P.O Box 1810Columbus, Ohio 43216800-395-8289
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