About Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP
Summary of Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP
Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP was formed in August of 1991 as a partnership of professional corporations. The firm is a high volume debt collection law firm and is managed by two of its active partners, David A. Cohen and Mitchell G. Slamowitz. They provide clients with complete legal representation throughout the state of New York. The firm most often collects on credit card debts.
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 Cohen & Slamowitz 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.
Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has received a B- rating from them. There have been 29 complaints filed in the past three years 7 of them in the past year against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP with the BBB. The majority of the complaints filed were for billing and collection issues. The agency did not respond to 10 out of the 11 complaints filed.
Additionally the BBB as posted this information regarding Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP there have been reports to the Bureau alleging that the Law Office of Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP engages in numerous deceptive business tactics to collect on debts already paid. Consumers allege this company attempts to collect for debt already paid off or arbitrated by another firm, garnishes consumer paychecks without consent, calls consumers at work, threatens and bullies customers that they will be taken to court if they do not pay, and, in one case, removed over $15,000 from a consumer’s credit card for payment of debt she disputed.
Contact InformationCohen & Slamowitz, LLP.199 Crossways Park DriveWoodbury, NY 11797516-364-3431Toll Free: 800-293-6006
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