Thursday, June 11, 2015

Debt Collectors Sued for Threatening and Harassing People

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit against several debt collectors.  The debt collectors are accused of threatening and harassing people.  The lawsuit states that many of the people did not even owe the debts.

Mohan Bagga of Duluth, GA, Marcus Brown of Buffalo, NY, and Universal Debt & Payment Solutions LLC are named in the lawsuit.  The defendants allegedly ran three illegitimate debt collection businesses- LRS Litigations, IRS Equity, and Worldwide Requisitions.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received more than 130 complaints against these three companies.  The debt collectors are accused of threatening people with criminal prosecution if they didn’t pay their debts, harassing the consumers, using profane language, and trying to collect debts that were not owed, all in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.