3 Debt Collectors You Should Watch Out For

Despite the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passing earlier this year, many Americans are still struggling to keep up with their financial obligations. If you’re one of them, you may be getting calls from debt collectors.

But not all debt collectors are created equal. Some use illegal or unethical practices to try to collect a debt from you. Others may be more aggressive than others.

Here are three debt collectors you should watch out for.

ASG Recovery

ASG Recovery is a national debt collection agency that has been accused of using illegal and aggressive tactics to collect debts. In one case, a debtor reported that ASG Recovery called him more than 40 times in one day trying to collect a debt. The debtor also said that ASG Recovery made false and misleading statements in an effort to get him to pay the debt.

DNF Associates LLC

DNF Associates LLC is a New York-based debt collection agency that has been the subject of several complaints from consumers. Complaints against DNF Associates include allegations of harassment, making false and misleading statements, and using profanity during phone calls.

Carson Smithfield LLC

Carson Smithfield LLC is another New York-based debt collection agency with a history of complaints from consumers. Just like DNF Associates LLC, complaints against Carson Smithfield include allegations of harassment, making false and misleading statements, and using profanity during phone calls. Carson Smithfield has also been accused of calling consumers at odd hours, such as early in the morning or late at night.

Conclusion


If you’re getting calls from any of the above-mentioned debt collectors, don’t hesitate to file a complaint with your state’s attorney general’s office or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). And remember, you have rights when it comes to dealing with debt collectors. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices when they’re trying to collect a debt from you. So if a debt collector is harassing you or using any of the other prohibited practices mentioned above, you can file a complaint with the FTC or your state’s attorney general’s office. You can also sue the debt collector in court if they’ve violated the FDCPA.