Dena Standley | July 24, 2023
Edited by Hannah Locklear
Summary: Is Debt Recovery Solutions suing you for a debt? SoloSuit can help you take a stand and win in court.
If you receive calls from a company called Debt Recovery Solutions, you most likely have one or more unpaid bills to deal with. Debt Recovery Solutions is a third-party collector hired by businesses to get customers to pay their past-due bills, including everything from credit card debt to hospital bills to utility fees.
If you receive calls from them, it could signify that your credit is in jeopardy. When Debt Recovery Solutions is hired by an organization to recover an outstanding debt, they must contact and report it to major credit agencies. This is referred to as a collection account, and it can harm your credit score for up to seven years.
While you may be concerned and somewhat scared of the repercussions, don't panic. You can take steps to protect yourself and your assets from Debt Recovery Solutions and their collection tactics.
Debt Recovery Solutions is a mid-sized debt collection agency based in Syosset, NY that was, founded in 2002 but did not receive accreditation until later in 2014. They have a relatively small staff for their annual revenue, with approximately 18 people employed at their headquarters location and overall annual revenue of about $2.1 million from debt collection practices.
Being contacted by a debt collector can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming, and Debt Recovery Solutions customers have had plenty to say about their interactions with the company —most of it being negative.
Currently, the company has 168 complaints with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and 845 complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In addition, they have been involved in at least eight civil litigation cases.
The main complaint about Debt Recovery Solutions is that they violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which is intended to protect consumers from unwarranted harassment or intimidation by debt collectors.
Multiple options exist for you as a consumer in order to protect your personal rights. There are steps that can be taken in order to avoid a negative impact on your credit report. Three main ways to protect yourself from Debt Recovery Solutions are::
These avenues can help you navigate these complicated processes and better protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let's break these options down a little further.
The most common type of settlement with debt collectors is a pay-for-delete agreement.
This type of settlement entails paying Debt Recovery Solutions for the debt in exchange for the account being deleted and the collection removed from your credit report. These are difficult to develop with debt collectors, as this could set a precedent for other consumer account removals (and limit the amount of money that can gain from these accounts).
Once an agreement has been met that satisfies both parties involved, the full terms and conditions should be gained and retained for your purposes in order to be able to back up claims in the future.
If your debt was caused by circumstances beyond your control, you might be able to request a goodwill deletion from Debt Recovery Solutions.
Goodwill deletions are exactly what their name implies. They will agree to remove their collection account from your credit report as a gesture of goodwill. While this may appear to be a simple and easy process, it is actually more complicated than you might think.
Before requesting a goodwill deletion, you must have paid the entire balance owed to Debt Recovery Solutions. This is an obvious financial barrier for some, and it may not even be beneficial to your credit in the long run to pay so early.
With this option, there is also an expectation to provide definitive proof of what initially caused late or delinquent payments. For example, you would need to provide documentation if you were laid off from your job, experienced a significant life change, or anything that caused subsequent inabilities to pay.
To avoid abusive debt collection practices and the possibility of a consumer paying a debt they do not owe, federal law gives you the right to request debt validation within 30 days of hearing from a debt collector.
This is referred to as exercising your Section 609 rights or requesting debt validation. You have the right to see documentation from the debt collector proving the validity of their claim, whether you are disputing the claim in full or just a portion of it.
If they can't produce the goods to prove you owe the money, Debt Recovery Solutions will be forced to abandon their collection efforts against you and close their file.
You can request a debt validation by sending a Debt Validation Letter to Debt Recovery Solutions. These letters serve a useful purpose for protecting consumer interest. If you aren't sure exactly how to pursue this option, Solosuit can provide assistance with a guided creation of a Debt Validation Letter and mailing instructions to ensure that your letter is appropriate in order to validate this debt.
Section 609 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) states that debt collectors are not permitted to report false, inaccurate, or late information about a consumer's debt.If Debt Recovery Solutions is found to be reporting incorrect information, they must immediately remove their account from your report and cease collection efforts.
This is a way to avoid paying the debt entirely on the basis of a technicality. To learn more about Debt Validation Letters, watch this video:
However, if Debt Recovery Solutions is able to validate your debt, you must repay it. This is the time to work out a settlement agreement.
SoloSettle makes it easy to begin the settlement negotiation process. Our software helps consumers send and receive settlement offers to debt collectors in a matter of minutes.
Many debt collection agencies, like Debt Recovery Solutions, purchase debt from credit card companies and banks for as little as 8% of the original debt amount. This means that when they come after you to collect the debt, they will make a huge profit when you pay the debt in full.
For this reason, you should avoid making any payments with Debt Recovery Solutions until you have at least discussed a settlement offer. Often, debt collectors will settle for 1%-60% of the debt. Explain your financial situation, and see if DRS will accept a lump sum payment.
Make sure to keep a paper trail of all communications with Debt Recovery Solutions. Keep documentation of any settlement agreement that is made, in case they try to go back on their word. To learn more about how SoloSettle can help you settle your debt for good, check out this video:
If you are trying to contact Debt Recovery Solutions to ask them to validate a debt, discuss a settlement offer, or dispute a debt, use the contact information listed below:
Address: 6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 113E, Syosset NY 11791
Phone number: (800) 851 - 9592
Debt collection practices can be stressful and overwhelming to deal with. It is imperative to take the appropriate steps to validate any debt from third-party debt collectors to ensure you are not paying balances that you do not owe.
Additionally, if you have exhausted all other resources and find yourself sued for a debt, don't panic. Every year, approximately ten million Americans are sued for debt. 90% of them lose by default because they don't know how to respond and have only 14-30 days to do so.
This is where SoloSuit can help!
The first step to beating Debt Recovery Solutions in court is to draft and file a written Answer to the lawsuit. SoloSuit will ask you a few basic questions about your case, then prepare a response and instructions on how to file based on your personalized responses.
Protect your assets, take control of your finances, and relax again! We can help.
SoloSuit makes it easy to respond to a debt collection lawsuit.
How it works: SoloSuit is a step-by-step web-app that asks you all the necessary questions to complete your answer. Upon completion, you can either print the completed forms and mail in the hard copies to the courts or you can pay SoloSuit to file it for you and to have an attorney review the document.
"First time getting sued by a debt collector and I was searching all over YouTube and ran across SoloSuit, so I decided to buy their services with their attorney reviewed documentation which cost extra but it was well worth it! SoloSuit sent the documentation to the parties and to the court which saved me time from having to go to court and in a few weeks the case got dismissed!" – James
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