By: Robert J. Nahoum
Malen & Associates, PC is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing creditors and debt buyers. Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.
According to the New York State Unified Court System, Malen & Associates filed 5,403 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2016. This nearly double the $2,752 case Malen & Associates filed in 2015.
By far, Malen & Associates biggest client is Capital One Bank.
While Malen & Associates is a law-firm, in reality they are more like a glorified collection agency able to use the courts as a debt collection tool. Once a judgment is obtained, law-firm debt collectors like Malen & Associates can freeze bank accounts, garnishee wages and issue subpoenas.
Law-firm debt collectors like Malen & Associates employ few attorneys but many debt collection agents. In fact, if you call them, you will not speak with an attorney, you will speak with a debt collection agent who is probably being paid a commission for any money he or she collects from you.
Malen & Associates and many of its debt buyer clients are notorious violators of federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and are sued regularly by consumers for these violations. The FDCPA is a federal law that regulates the collection of consumer debts. It precludes third party debt collectors from using false, misleading, deceptive and harassing debt collection tactics.
If you need help settling or defending a debt collection law suit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Rockland County, the Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum defends consumers in debt collection cases throughout the Tristate area including New Jersey.
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