How to Remove First Direct Mediation From Your Credit Report

Is First Direct Mediation hurting your credit score?

Lexington Law has helped millions of customers remove collections and other negative items from their credit reports. Let them help you too!

Who is First Direct Mediation?

First Direct Mediation, Inc. is a debt collection agency located in Amherst, New York.

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

Who does First Direct Mediation collect for?

First Direct Mediation collects debts for payday lenders and other creditors.

Is First Direct Mediation legit or a scam?

First Direct Mediation is a legitimate company. They were most likely assigned your debt (or bought your debt) from one of the companies they work with. However, just because they are legit, doesn’t mean you actually owe them anything. Keep reading to learn more.

How can I remove First Direct Mediation 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.

(Debt collectors prefer that we didn’t tell you this, but it’s something you should know.)

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

In addition to collections, Lexington Law can also help you remove other inaccurate information such as inquiries, late payments, charge-offs, foreclosures, repossessions, judgments, liens, and bankruptcies from your credit report.

Call Lexington Law now to learn more: (800) 220-0084

First Direct Mediation Contact Information

Address:

First Direct Mediation, Inc.
3380 Sheridan Dr. Suite 105
Amherst, NY 14226

Website: http://www.firstdirectmediation.net/

Phone number: (833) 709-2888

Should I contact or pay First Direct Mediation?

Nothing good can come from speaking to a collection agency on the phone. And making payments on the debt will reset the clock. So instead of helping your credit, it could make it worse. Of course, there are times when it’s best to just pay the collection account, especially if it’s new, and you’re certain that it’s legit.

The best way to go about dealing with First Direct Mediation is to work with a credit repair professional. They delete millions of negative items every year from companies like First Direct Mediation for millions of clients nationwide.

And they may be able to help you too.

Will First Direct Mediation sue me or garnish my wages?

It’s possible, but if you work with a law firm like Lexington Law, you have nothing to worry about. They will help you dispute the collection account with the credit bureaus and possibly remove it from your credit report. It’s also quite possible that you may never hear from or have to deal with First Direct Mediation again.

Call Lexington Law to learn how they can help you avoid lawsuits and remove negative items from your credit report that will significantly improve your credit scores.

Wage Garnishment

Some states allow wage garnishment, while others do not. It is important to note that 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 First Direct Mediation to make any claims they cannot or will not follow through on—this includes threatening to sue you or foreclose on your home.

Is First Direct Mediation hurting my credit score?

The missed payments that led to the collection harm your credit score. A collection account on your credit report further reduces your ability to qualify for new credit.

Debt collectors often buy and sell debt from one another, which can lead to multiple collections on your credit reports for the same account.

When this happens, if you don’t dispute the accounts with the credit bureaus and get them all removed, they will harm your credit score.

First Direct Mediation 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). Lexington Law knows that you have rights, and First Direct Mediation does too.

Your Rights When Dealing with First Direct Mediation

There are strict regulations about what a debt collector can and cannot do in the United States. For example, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prevents the use of abusive or deceptive tactics to collect a debt. 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 First Direct Mediation to report inaccurate or incomplete information on your credit report.
  • 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.
  • First Direct Mediation may not threaten or harass you, call you repeatedly, swear at you, or publicly publish a list of debtors.
  • First Direct Mediation must be honest about who they are and what they are attempting to do. They must notify you that they are a collection agency both orally and in writing.
  • First Direct Mediation cannot threaten to have you arrested, and they are not allowed to threaten to take legal action if they have no intention of doing so.

Remove First Direct Mediation From Your Credit Report Today!

Lexington Law specializes in disputing First Direct Mediation collection accounts. They have over 18 years of experience and have removed over 7 million negative items for their clients in 2020 alone.

If you’re looking for a reputable company to help you with collection accounts and repair your credit, consider working with Lexington Law.

You can give them a call at (800) 220-0084 for a free credit consultation. They have helped many people in your situation and have paralegals standing by waiting to take your call.