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Forster and Garbus LLP
60 Motor Parkway
Forster & Garbus, LLP has dialer equipment that utilizes both predictive and power dialing modes. Our state-of-the-art dialer equipment is infinitely expandable. This advanced system integrates into our host collection application and provides solutions f...
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Most send the letter first, then ...
Most send the letter first, then call, says Joel D. Leiderman, senior associate attorney with Forster & Garbus LLP in Commack, N.Y., which handles debt collections for creditors.
That confirmation letter should be more than a demand to pay, he
It should also spell out some of your own rights and include information on the collection agency, such as the company name, mailing address and phone number, Leiderman
If the collector claims to be with an attorney's office, check out the firm with the state bar association or the office of court administration, Leiderman
If it is legit, you may also want to call and verify that the company contacted you.
Some scammers will claim to be from genuine collection firms or attorney's offices, he
After you've been contacted by a debt collector, you have 30 days to demand proof that it's a real debt and that it belongs to you, Leiderman
If the debt isn't an outright con, you want to get verification.
"A debt collector has to hold off any attempts to collect until he's
verified the debt," says Leiderman
There have been instances where more than one collection agency went after the same debt, Leiderman
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"You have to go back to the FDCPA when it was first promulgated," says Joel D. Leiderman, Senior Associate Attorney at the collection law firm of Forster & Garbus LLP in Commack, NY.
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NARCA Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2000
On May 11, 2000 in an organized and coordinated effort, NARCA Members Michael Bennett, Bennett & Deloney; Michael H. R. Buckles, Buckles & Buckles; Joel Leiderman, Hayt, Hayt & Landau; Herbert A. Rosenthal, Herbert A. Rosenthal, Chartered; and Harvey Sharinn, Sharinn & Lipshie, P.C. and other members of the Credit Cost Reduction Coalition met with more than a dozen Congressional Leaders and Legislative Aides from the House Banking Committee.
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