Who is Asset Acceptance, LLC?
Asset Acceptance, LLC, also known as Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. and Encore Capital Group, Inc., is a debt collection agency based in Warren, Michigan. They specialize in purchasing and managing charged-off consumer debt portfolios.
If you have an unresolved debt, you may see Asset Acceptance, LLC listed on your credit report as a collections account, indicating they now own your debt.
Who does Asset Acceptance, LLC collect for?
Asset Acceptance, LLC is a debt buyer and collector of charged-off consumer debt. They collect debt for credit card issuers, consumer finance companies, retail merchants, utility companies, and others.
Is Asset Acceptance, LLC legit or a scam?
Asset Acceptance, LLC is a legitimate debt collection company. However, their communication methods can often be persistent and include frequent calls, texts, or emails in their attempt to recover the debt.
How can I remove Asset Acceptance, LLC from my credit report?
Collections can hurt your credit score and remain on your credit report for up to seven years regardless of whether you pay it or not. Unfortunately, paying the collection could even lower your credit score.
However, it is possible to remove a collection account from your credit history before seven years.
(While debt collectors may not want this information to be widely known, it’s your right to be informed.)
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Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation/Encore Capital Group Contact Information
Encore Capital Group
28405 Van Dyke Ave
Warren, MI 48093
Phone number: (312) 294-0100
Should I contact or pay Asset Acceptance, LLC?
It’s best to avoid speaking to a collection agency on the phone. And making payments on the debt will reset the clock. As a result, it could harm your credit rather than improve it. However, sometimes it’s better just to pay the collection account, especially if it’s new, and you’re certain that it’s legit.
The most effective way to deal with Asset Acceptance, LLC is to work with a credit repair professional. They help remove millions of negative items every year from companies like Asset Acceptance, LLC on behalf of their clients.
Will Asset Acceptance, LLC sue me or garnish my wages?
Asset Acceptance, LLC could potentially sue or garnish your wages as a way to collect outstanding debts. However, such actions are typically a last resort and depend on various factors, including the size of the debt, the state laws where you reside, and whether the debt is within the statute of limitations.
Some states allow wage garnishment, while others do not. If you are in a state that does not allow wage garnishment, it is illegal for a debt collector to threaten to garnish your wages.
It is also illegal for Asset Acceptance to make any claims they cannot or will not follow through on. This includes threatening to sue you or foreclose on your home.
Asset Acceptance, LLC Complaints
Most collection agencies have numerous complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Most consumer complaints are about inaccurate reporting, harassment, or failure to verify a debt. If a debt collector is harassing you, you may want to consider filing a complaint.
You have many consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). These rights include the ability to dispute credit reporting errors and to be treated fairly and respectfully by debt collectors.
Your Rights When Dealing with Asset Acceptance, LLC
Debt collectors must abide by state and federal laws in the United States. For example, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits a debt collector from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices. In addition, the FDCPA provides you with many rights to ensure that collection agencies don’t take advantage of you. In particular:
- It is a violation of federal law for Asset Acceptance to report inaccurate or incomplete information about you.
- You have a legal right to request debt validation on an alleged debt. Send the collection agency a debt validation letter. By law, they have 30 days to prove to you that the debt is really yours and the total amount is accurate.
- Asset Acceptance may not threaten or harass you, call you repeatedly, swear at you, or publicly publish a list of debtors.
- Asset Acceptance must be honest about who they are and what they are attempting to do. They must notify you that they are a debt collection agency both orally and in writing.
- Asset Acceptance cannot threaten to have you arrested or imprisoned over unpaid debts.
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