By: Robert J. Nahoum
Three scenarios might have led you this article:
- You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you by some company called Virgo Capital LLC.
- You’ve received a notice from your County Sheriff or a New York City Marshall that your wages will be garnisheed because there is a debt collection judgment against you from Virgo Capital LLC.
- A process server has shown up to your home to deliver a summons and complaint or you’ve come home to find a summons and complaint taped to your door? Turns our, you’re being sued by Virgo Capital LLC.
WHO IS VIRGO CAPITAL LLC?
Virgo Capital LLC is a “junk debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar. The debt buyers then try to collect the full amount from consumers.
Virgo Capital LLC is a New York company located at 243 Route 100, Somers, New York 10589. It is reasonably suspected that Virgo Capital LLC is associated with debt buyer Aries Data Collections and Aquarius Capital, LLC who operate out of the same location.
Virgo Capital has purchased portfolios of judgments from “LR Credit” who, along with its parent company “Leucadia National Corp.” settled a federal class-action lawsuit in 2015 over debt-collection tactics that included alleged fraudulent affidavits and “sewer service”.
The lawsuit named as defendants a now-defunct New York debt collection law firm Mel S. Harris & Associates, its process server, and Leucadia National Corp.
Under the settlement, Leucadia National Corp., agreed to provide $46 million in damages, plus returning more than $4.5 million received in 2015 in debt collection matters. Also, Leucadia agreed that enforcement of 192,000 default judgments would no longer be pursued.
In the debt collection industry, judgments are often sold over and over again between debt buyers. Judgments awarded to LR Credit may have slipped through the cracks and may still be collected today under Virgo Capital’s ownership.
Virgo Capital has been represented by Tri-State area debt collection law firm Houslanger & Associates who has been linked to the Leucadia scheme and its progeny.
THE PROBLEM WITH VIRGO CAPITAL LLC:
Virgo Capital LLC, its attorneys and the companies it sells its judgments to are accused notorious violator of federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and is 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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
If you’ve been sued by Virgo Capital LLC in a debt collection lawsuit, consider hiring a qualified attorney experienced in debt defense. The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. routinely represents consumers in debt collection lawsuits brought by debt buyers like Virgo Capital LLC in New York and New Jersey.
As with all of our debt defense cases, The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. analyzes debt collection cases brought by debt buyers like Virgo Capital LLC to determine if any violations of the FDCPA have occurred. If so, we recommend to our clients that suit be brought in Federal District Court on behalf of the consumer and against the debt buyer.
If a debt buyer like Virgo Capital LLC violates the FDCPA, you can sue it for statutory damages up to $1,000.00 plus actual damages (like pain and suffering) and your attorney’s fees. In FDCPA cases, The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. doesn’t charge our clients a penny out of pocket.
If you need help settling or defending a debt collection lawsuit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in Brooklyn and Rockland County, the Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum defends consumers in debt collection cases throughout the Tristate area including New Jersey.