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How to Beat Revenue Group in a Debt Lawsuit

Chloe Meltzer | December 06, 2023

Summary: If you've been sued by Revenue Group, you need to challenge their case. Use SoloSuit to respond fast and win!

You've just received notice from Revenue Group that you owe on a debt in the form of a summons. The summons will typically give you a time limit for the submission of your answer, as well as the complaint details regarding what you allegedly owe and to who.

Being served with a lawsuit can be frightening. Many people decide not to do anything about it, which is detrimental in the long run. Rather than run from a lawsuit with Revenue Group, you should fight it.

So, what's the first step when being sued by Revenue Group for debt? Start by checking your records and responding.

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Get to Know Revenue Group

Revenue Group is an account receivable management company. They are known for being hired by credit card companies to collect on debts.

Known for receiving 27 complaints in the last three years to the Better Business Bureau, Revenue Group responded to all complaints. But 22 of those complainants found their responses unacceptable.

These complaints primarily stated that Revenue Group violated The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Examples where Revenue Group violated this act include:

  • Being treated poorly
  • Being harassed by the collectors
  • Calling multiple times per day or multiple calls in a row
  • Neglecting to properly identify themselves and their company

If any of these violations occur, you can counterclaim, meaning you sue Revenue Group. Typically, this will either have your claim thrown out or at least allow you to sue for legal fees and damages.

Beat Revenue Group in Your Debt Lawsuit

Check Your Debt Records

The first step after you have been served is to take a deep breath and check your records. Make sure that the names on the summons, along with any cosigners, are correct.

You should also compare your personal debt records with the summons and see if it matches up. Be sure to check for a few particular items and make a note:

  • Who you owed the original debt to
  • How much you owe for the debt
  • When you incurred the debt
  • When the last payment was made on the debt

Note Any Inconsistencies

If anything is incorrect, you can use this as part of your defense. Often your debt will have passed through several collectors before it reaches the hands of Revenue Group. This means that they are not the original creditor that you owed money to.

If amounts, names, and other information are incorrect, there is a lack of proper evidence that you owe the debt. Additionally, if Revenue Group cannot come up with the evidence that you signed for this debt in the first place (meaning the original signed receipt of debt), the case will be dismissed.

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Examine the Statute of Limitations

If there has been enough time passed since your last payment (or since the debt was incurred) you may qualify to bring up the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations varies by state but is a period of time when it is illegal for creditors to sue you for a debt.

Typically, the statute of limitations is somewhere around six years. Suing you after this time is in a direct violation of your consumer rights, meaning the lawsuit against you can be dismissed.

Although the statute of limitations exists, often collection agencies knowingly sue past this date. This is because many people do not respond or try to challenge the debt. When you do so, you will automatically be required to pay a court order that you could have disputed (and won).

Respond to the Debt

Typically, after being served you will have anywhere between 20 to 30 days to respond. After this period, you are at risk of having a judgment entered against you.

When your time is up, Revenue Group will seek to garnish your wages, seize your personal property, and attempt to freeze your bank accounts. All of this can be extremely frightening compared to simply receiving a summons, and you will have wished you responded initially.

If you do not respond at all or show up for a scheduled hearing, then the judge will automatically rule in favor of Revenue Group. This means that you will automatically lose your case and the ability to ever fight the debt in the future.

In some states, you may be able to request a time extension of 30 days, but it is better to respond as soon as possible.

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After Responding to the Lawsuit

After responding to the lawsuit, be sure to file a copy with the clerk of court in your state. You should also request a stamped copy of your answer to send to the lawyer of Revenue Group.

If you are struggling to produce this on your own, you may consider hiring an attorney or local legal-aid organization. If you do decide to represent yourself, this is known as “pro se.”

Understanding Your Options

If you submit all of the required information and you are successful in defending your case, then the judge will rule in your favor. If this occurs, the lawsuit will be dismissed.

If the judge rules in favor of Revenue Group, then they will begin to attempt to collect your debt. This can come in the form of wage garnishments, seizure of property, and frozen bank accounts.

Another option to avoid a judgment being entered against you is to agree to a payment agreement. You can attempt to negotiate a lower payment than your total debt amount. This is called a settlement. When this occurs, Revenue Group may agree to a dismissal of your case. Typically, this only occurs if you agree to fulfill your debt obligation within a reasonable amount of time.

Beating Revenue Group in a Debt Collection Lawsuit

If you have been sued by Revenue Group, there are options. Check the statute of limitations, examine all of your evidence, and ask them to produce proof of your original debt. By taking these measures, you will have a fighting chance at winning your case.

What is SoloSuit?

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.

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