Allied Interstate, Inc. happens to be one of the most prominent collection agencies around, and it is widely believed that they make the highest number of collection calls in the country. Consequently, consumers have an entire litany of grievances against Allied Interstate and their shady methods of debt collection. It has been reported by many, many consumers that Allied Interstate quite often sues consumers over debts they do not even owe, and are famous for calling and harassing the relatives, friends or employers of the alleged debtor. Representatives of Allied Interstate, Inc. may not even disclose their identity when calling you to demand payment of a debt you may or may not owe, may be rude, aggressive and threatening on the phone, and may review your credit report without your specific permission.
If you are the victim of harassing calls by representatives from Allied Interstate, Inc., you must first ask the caller to identify himself or herself and to state the nature of the call. If the call is, indeed, debt-related, ask for the physical address of the company. At this point, politely refuse to speak with them any further and hang up. Send a validation letter via certified mail with return receipt requested and make sure you keep the receipt for future references. Check your credit reports to see if Allied has reported your alleged debt to them, and if they have wrongly reported, immediately begin dispute proceedings. No matter how threatening the callers are do not settle your debt over the phone. Send the company a Cease and Desist Letter demanding they stop calling you and end their harassment immediately.
Allied is fairly infamous for buying all the oldest-known debts and has even been known to fake outstanding debts, so don’t be too surprised to be a victim of this sleazy company. Most Allied representatives will refuse to give you any information whatsoever on the phone about who they are or a physical address, and may threaten repeatedly to damage your credit history, or even sue you. Contact an attorney immediately and consult with him or her to find out the most advisable way to stop receiving Allied’s harassing phone calls. Be very firm the next time the Allied representative calls; tell them you have hired an attorney, volunteer no personal information, let them know the conversation is being recorded, and tell them you have sent a Cease and Desist letter and will absolutely report any wrongdoing on their part under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.