CBE Group

Is CBE Group hurting your credit score?

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Who is CBE Group?

CBE Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CBE Companies, is a debt collection agency headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They also have locations in Waterloo, Iowa; New Braunfels, Texas; and Manila, Philippines.

You may see CBE Group listed on your credit report as a collections account. This can happen if you didn’t pay a bill.

Is CBE Group on my credit report?

CBE Group may appear on your credit report as any of the following entries:

  • cbe collections
  • cbe group incorporated
  • cbe group verizon
  • cbe healthcare
  • cbegroup
  • the cbe group inc-former

Who does CBE Group collect for?

CBE Group collects the following type of debt:

  • cable/satellite
  • credit card
  • government (including the IRS)
  • medical
  • phone service
  • federal and private student loans
  • utilities

Is CBE Group legit or a scam?

CBE Group is a legitimate company. However, they may repeatedly spam call, text, or email you.

How can I remove CBE Group from my credit report?

CBE Group 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.)

Lexington Law Firm is a professional credit repair company that helps people fix their credit.

In addition to collections, they can work with you to challenge other inaccurate, unfair, or unsubstantiated information on your credit report. These items include inquiries, late payments, charge-offs, foreclosures, repossessions, bankruptcies, and more.

Get started on the path to better credit today: (800) 220-0084

CBE Group Contact Information


CBE Group, Inc.
1309 Technology Pkwy
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Mailing address:

CBE Group, Inc.
4140 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701

Phone number: (800) 925-6686 or (319) 234-6686

Should I contact or pay CBE Group?

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. Of course, there are times when it’s best to just pay the debt, especially if it’s new and you’re sure that it’s legit.

The most effective way to deal with CBE Group is to work with a credit repair professional. They help remove millions of negative items every year from companies like CBE Group on behalf of their clients.

Will CBE Group sue me or garnish my wages?

It’s possible that CBE Group will resort to litigation when attempting to collect a debt, but if you work with a law firm like Lexington Law, you have nothing to worry about.

They will help you dispute the CBE Group debt with the three major credit bureaus and possibly get it removed from your credit report. It’s also quite possible that you will never hear from or have to deal with CBE Group again.

Wage Garnishment

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 CBE Group to make any claims they cannot or will not follow through on. This includes threatening to sue you or foreclose on your home.

Is CBE Group hurting my credit score?

Any derogatory item on your credit report, including a collections account, may harm your credit score.

Collection agencies often buy and sell debt from one another. This can lead to multiple collections on your credit report for the same account.

To get an account removed, you must file a separate dispute with each credit bureau; Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, or it can negatively impact your credit score.

CBE Group 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, harassing phone calls, or failure to verify a debt. If you find yourself facing any of these situations with CBE Group, you should also 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 CBE Group

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 CBE Group to report inaccurate or incomplete information about you.
  • You have a legal right to request debt validation on an alleged debt. Upon sending a debt validation letter, CBE Group must prove to you, within 30 days, that the account is really your responsibility and the amount of money you owe is accurate.
  • CBE Group may not threaten or harass you, call you repeatedly, swear at you, or publicly publish a list of debtors.
  • CBE Group 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.
  • CBE Group cannot threaten to have you arrested or imprisoned over unpaid debts.

Remove CBE Group From Your Credit Report Today!

Lexington Law can assist you in disputing CBE Group accounts. With more than 18 years of experience, they achieved over 6 million removals for their clients in 2021 alone.

If you’re tired of dealing with debt collectors and want to improve your credit, consider working with a trusted credit repair company.

They have helped many people in your situation. Give them a call at (800) 220-0084 for a free credit consultation to see what they can do for you.