How to Resolve a Debt with Executive Credit Management
Sarah Edwards | October 27, 2023
Edited by Hannah Locklear
Summary: Is Executive Credit Management putting a crimp in your style with debt collection notices? You can resolve your debt with Executive Credit Management when you request a debt validation, respond to a debt lawsuit, or settle your debt before your court date. SoloSuit can help with each of these actions and more.
It’s a beautiful day. Birds are singing, the weather is warm, and you have a beach afternoon planned, complete with a lounge chair and a new paperback to read. You stop by your mailbox, expecting your most recent Amazon order, and find… a debt collection notice from Executive Credit Management (cue the horror movie music).
Receiving a debt collection notice is enough to ruin anyone’s day. Fortunately, it’s possible to resolve the problem by following a few simple steps.
Executive Credit Management is a full-service debt collection and employee screening company that operates out of New Jersey. According to the company’s websites (yes, it has more than one), it has more than twenty years of experience in debt collection practices.
The original website for Executive Credit Management has an aptly named URL of iwantmymoney.com, which is sure to please any consumer who stops by. It’s primarily geared toward industry clients and provides an array of debt collection services to choose from.
The company’s other website has a more professional address — executivecreditmgmt.com. However, some of the content is in Latin, which suggests it’s still under construction and not fully operational.
Executive Credit Management debt collection process
Here’s the debt collection process that Executive Credit Management collectors typically follow, as outlined on the agency’s website:
They send you a first letter with a copy of your bill.
They call to ask when and how much you will pay.
They make several follow-up calls if you don’t make the payments as agreed.
They send a letter to warn you about reporting to the Credit Bureaus.
They call with a warning to pay by phone or fax to avoid a Credit Bureau report.
They send a notice when they have reported your debt to the Credit Bureaus.
They make a final call to warn you about taking legal action if the debt is not paid.
They send you a written confirmation of the legal action warning.
They send the case to a lawyer.
There are ways to intercept this process and stop Executive Credit Management from further collections actions, especially if any aspect of your debt is invalid. For example, one of the best ways to respond to the initial contact from Executive Credit Management is by requesting debt validation.
What to do if you receive a collection notice from Executive Credit Management
If you receive a debt collection notice from Executive Credit Management, don’t freak out. Keep your cool and read over the message carefully. Remember that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) provides specific rights to consumers, including a grace period for debt validation.
Under the FDCPA, collection agencies can’t report negative information about consumers for 30 days after sending their first collection letter. During that period, recipients can dispute the obligation and request validation. Before continuing collection efforts, the agency must supply the customer with the necessary details.
To start the validation process, send Executive Credit Management a letter that requests the following information:
The name of the original creditor.
The amount owed, including any interest or other fees.
A copy of the contract between you and the original creditor.
The age of your debt.
The last transaction made on your account.
Executive Credit Management’s debt collection license number in your state.
Once Executive Credit Management receives your letter, it must stop contacting you until it provides the requested information. You might never hear back, which probably means that the agency didn’t have enough details to substantiate your debt.
Address: 4 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, New Jersey 07874
What should I do if Executive Credit Management is suing me?
In a worst-case scenario, Executive Credit Management may sue you for the money owed. Collection agencies usually only do that if the statute of limitations is coming up and you haven’t made any arrangements to pay the obligation.
A debt lawsuit isn’t something you want to ignore. If you do, and Executive Credit Management wins the case, it will obtain a judgment against you. It can use the judgment to garnish your wages or even take money from your bank account.
Luckily, you can respond to a debt lawsuit against Executive Credit Management, stand up for your rights, and prevent a judgment. To respond, you must draft and file an Answer to the Summons and Complaint.
When you get sued for debt, the case is considered a civil lawsuit. These types of lawsuits typically start when the debt collector or creditor files a Summons and Complaint in your local court. These are court documents that notify you of the case and outline the claims against you. Respond to a Summons and Complaint for debt with an Answer document where you address each claim against you and stand up for your rights by asserting your affirmative defenses.
Filing an Answer can help you fight off a fraudulent claim. If the claim is legitimate, and you actually owe the debt, filing an Answer will buy you time to work out a debt settlement plan to clear your name of the debt for good.
After filing your Answer, you have a few options to resolve your debt with Executive Credit Management. You can either repay the debt or attempt to settle your account.
Repaying the debt requires you to pay all the money you owe before your court date. Once Executive Credit Management receives the funds, it will drop the case against you, and you won’t hear from it again. However, paying off your debt might mean that you must also pay attorney costs, court fees, and interest. So, you might end up paying hundreds more than you originally owed.
Luckily, repaying the debt isn't your only option, especially if you don’t have all the money available to pay off your debt immediately. If you find yourself in this situation, you can try debt settlement instead.
In a debt settlement, you offer Executive Credit Management a lump-sum payment equal to part of the total amount due. For instance, you might propose to pay 60% of the bill in exchange for dropping the claim and closing your account. If the company agrees to the settlement, you’ll make your payment. Once Executive Credit Management receives your cash, it will drop the case.
Let’s consider an example.
Example: Tony the Tiger racked up a $1,000 bill on his credit card by buying his favorite cereals, Frosted Flakes and Lucky Charms. Unfortunately, he lost his job as a cereal spokesman, and he couldn’t pay his bill. The creditor sold his account to Executive Credit Management, which is now suing poor Tony. Tony doesn’t want a judgment, so he uses SoloSuit to respond to the lawsuit to buy himself time to work out a debt settlement. Next, he sells a few of his prized plastic cereal toys for some quick cash. He has enough to offer Executive Credit Management a $600 settlement, which it accepts. After sending the money, the company drops the case against him.
In our example, Tony deftly avoided a court judgment. He also saved a little money and won’t need to worry about Executive Credit Management contacting him anymore.
Not sure where to start to negotiate a debt settlement? SoloSettle, powered by SoloSuit, is a tech-based approach to debt settlement. Our software helps you send and receive settlement offers until you reach an agreement with the collector. Once an agreement is reached, we’ll help you manage the settlement documentation and transfer your payment to the creditor or debt collector, helping you keep your financial information private and secure.
To learn more about how to settle your debt with Executive Credit Management, check out this video:
Executive Credit Management can mess with your credit score
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