Debt collectors like Firstsource Advantage, LLC, cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law. We will stop the harassment once and for all.
THE BEST PART IS…If Firstsource Advantage violated the law, you will get money damages and Firstsource Advantage will pay our fees and costs. You will not pay us a penny for our time. Plus, some of our clients also receive debt relief and cleaned up credit reports. You have nothing to lose! Call us today 888-572-0176 for a free consultation.
Firstsource Advantage is a third-party collection agency, headquartered in Amherst, New York, and started its business in 1995. Firstsource Advantage, LLC has changed its name several times over the years. Starting out in 1995 it was called Receivables Services of America, LLC. Then in 1997 it was calling itself Account Solutions Group, LLC. 10 years later, in 2007, it re-invented itself as Firstsource LLC. A little bit later in 2007, it took on its current moniker of Firstsource Advantage, LLC. According to Firstsource’s website, they are a “1000 strong workforce.” Firstsource also describes the scope of its collections as: “We generate value across the life cycle of delinquent debt from First Party pre charge-off collections to later stage post charge-off Recoveries.” Although Firstsource is headquartered in New York, and collect debt in the US, they also provide collection services in the United Kingdom and Australia. Firstsource also boasts managing “$4 Billion in charged-off debt for our customers.” Firstsource manages this massive amount of debt with a “delivery model [that] leverages a customized combination of on-shore and off-shore staffing models to adapt to client requirements.” Firstsource “provides debt recovery services for credit card issuers, retail banking and mortgage.”
According to the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”), Firstsource is categorized as a Limited Liability Company and a collection agency. The BBB also identifies some of the key individuals at Firstsource: Arjun Mitra, President; Elizabeth Delano, Compliance Dept contact; and Virginia Marczynski, Compliance Officer. Bloomberg.com (“Bloomberg”) identifies additional key individuals: Rahul Basu, President and President of Account Solutions Group (ASG), Amherst, NY; Dennis Cardarella, Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President; and Lance Dellamea, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations. Bloomberg further informs that Firstsource Advantage, LLC is a subsidiary of Firstsource Solutions Limited. Firstsource has call centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines.It appears that Firstsource Advantage collects on debts owed to third parties and collects on debts that it purchases. Therefore, in some situations, Firstsource Advantage may be a junk-debt buyer. For example, some collection agencies buy debt for pennies on the dollar, and then collect on it. Firstsource Advantage is known for collecting on student loans. Firstsource Advantage also collects on various debts. We’ve helped a lot of consumers deal with Firstsource Advantage when Firstsource Advantage is collecting on behalf of credit card issuers, retail banking and mortgage industries.
Firstsource Advantage is located at 205 Bryant Woods South, Amherst, NY 14228-3609. The main telephone numbers for Firstsource Advantage are 716-564-4400 and 800-486-9164. These are just two of many Firstsource Advantage contact numbers.Firstsource Advantage’s websites include firstsourceadvantage.com, fsapay.com and firstsource.com One of Firstsource Advantage’s fax numbers is 716-564-4440.
Firstsource Advantage likely has dozens, if not over 100, phone numbers it calls from. Here are a few phone numbers Firstsource Advantage may be calling you from:
If you want to know just how unhappy consumers are with Firstsource Advantage take a look at the number of lawsuits filed against Firstsource Advantage on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”). PACER is the federal docket throughout the country that lists federal complaints filed against Firstsource Advantage. When you do a search for Firstsource Advantage, there are at least 329 lawsuits filed against Firstsource Advantage. Most of these lawsuits involve consumer rights’ violations.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) is a federal law that applies to everyone in the United States. In other words, everyone is protected under the FDCPA. The FDCPA is a laundry list of what Firstsource Advantage can and cannot do while collecting a debt, as well as things debt collectors must do while collecting a debt. If Firstsource Advantage is harassing you over a debt, you have rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) protects you from robocalls. Robocalls are those annoying, automated, recorded calls that a computer makes to you all day long. You can tell it’s a robocall because either no one is on the other end of the line or there’s a delay when you pick up the phone before a live person comes on the line. You can get $500 per call if Firstsource Advantage violates the TCPA. Have you received a message from Firstsource Advantage that sounds pre-recorded? Or, maybe the message you received from Firstsource Advantage is cutoff at the beginning or the end? These are tell-tale signs that the message is pre-recorded. If you have these messages on your cell phone, you may have a TCPA case against Firstsource Advantage.
The Electronic Fund Transfer Act (“EFTA”) protects electronic payments that are deducted from bank accounts. If Firstsource Advantage took unauthorized deductions from your bank account, you may have an EFTA claim. Firstsource Advantage like most collection agencies, wants to set up reoccurring payments from consumers. Imagine how much money Firstsource Advantage gets if hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers electronically pay them $50-$100, or more, per month. If you agreed to this type of reoccurring payment, Firstsource Advantage must follow certain steps to comply with the EFTA. Did Firstsource Advantage continue to take electronic payments after you said stop? Did Firstsource Advantage take more money from your checking account than you agreed to? If so, let’s talk about your rights under the EFTA.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) works to ensure that no information reported to your credit report is false. In essence, it gives you the right to dispute those inaccuracies that you find on your credit report. We handled a lot of cases recently where Firstsource Advantage reported debt on a consumer’s credit report. Firstsource Advantage likely reports on credit reports to obtain greater leverage over the consumer. If Firstsource Advantage is on your credit report, they may tell you if you pay the debt, they’ll remove it from your credit report. This is commonly known as pay for delete. You pay Firstsource Advantage and they delete the debt from your credit report. Even if Firstsource Advantage is not on your credit report, maybe the original creditor is. If you pay off the debt to Firstsource Advantage then the original creditor, and Firstsource Advantage should accurately report this on your credit report.
Several states also have laws that provide its citizens an additional layer of protection. For example, if you live in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Montana, or Pennsylvania you may be able to tack on a state-law claim with your federal law claim above. North Carolina, for example, has one of the most consumer-friendly statutes in the country. If you live in NC, and you’re harassed over a debt, you may get $500.00 - $4,000.00 in damages per violation. We work with a local counsel in NC. Our NC clients have received some great results in debt collection harassment cases. If you live in NC, and Firstsource Advantage is harassing you, you have tons of leverage to get a great settlement.
We will use state and federal laws to immediately stop Firstsource Advantage debt collection. We will send a cease and desist letter to get the harassment to stop the same day. If Firstsource Advantage violates the FDCPA, EFTA, FCRA, or any state laws, you may be entitled to money damages. For example, under the FDCPA, you can get up $1,000.00 in damages plus actual damages. The FDCPA has a fee-shift provision. This means, Firstsource Advantage pays our attorney’s fees and costs. If you have a TCPA case against Firstsource Advantage we will handle it based on a contingency fee.
THAT’S NOT ALL…
We have helped hundreds of consumers stop phone calls from Firstsource Advantage. We know how to stop the harassment and get you money damages. ONCE AGAIN, you will not pay us a penny for our time. We will help you based on a fee-shift provision and/or based on a contingency fee. That means, Firstsource Advantage pays our attorney’s fees and costs.
Based on our experience, Firstsource Advantage does credit report. That means, Firstsource Advantage will mark your credit report with the debt they are trying to collect on. In addition to Firstsource Advantage, the original creditor may be on your credit report. For example, if you owe Republic Bank and Trust on an elastic line of credit, and Firstsource Advantage is collecting on it, both Republic Bank and Trust and Firstsource Advantage may have separate entries on your credit report. This is important because you will want both parties to update your credit report if you pay off the debt.
THE GOOD NEWS IS…
If Firstsource Advantage is on your credit report, we can help you dispute it. Mistakes on your credit report can be very costly. Along with causing you to pay higher interest rates, you may be denied credit, insurance, a rental home, a loan, or even a job because of these mistakes. Some mistakes may include someone else’s information on your credit report, inaccurate public records, stale collection accounts, or maybe you were a victim of identity theft. If you have a mistake on your credit report, there is a process to dispute them. My office will help you pull your credit report and dispute any inaccurate information.
If a credit reporting agency violates its obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), you may be entitled to statutory damages up to $1,000.00, plus the credit reporting agency will be required to fix the error. The FCRA also has a fee-shift provision. This means, the credit reporting agency pays your attorney’s fees and costs. Therefore, you will not pay me a penny for my time. We have helped dozens of consumers fix inaccurate information on their credit reports.
If you’re on this page, chances are you are just like the hundreds of consumers out there being harassed by Firstsource Advantage. The complaints on the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”), various consumer websites, including on Pissed Consumer, and even the complaints on this page (below) are endless. Firstsource Advantage is accredited by the BBB. The BBB gives FIRSTSOURCE ADVANTAGE an “A+” rating. Despite its “A+” rating, there are 72 customer complaints on the BBB as well as 4 customer reviews, which are all negative.Here are some of the many BBB complaints and reviews regarding Firstsource Advantage:
Although there are only 15 reviews on Google, they are just as bad. The 15 reviews give Firstsource Advantage an average of only 1.7 stars out of 5. Here’s a snippet of the reviews on Google:
I THINK YOU’LL AGREE WITH ME WHEN I SAY…
Threats and harassment by collection agencies can be pretty intimidating. Well, it turns out we can stop the harassment, attempt to get you money damages under the law, and the collection agency will have to pay us our fees and costs. Here are some of the cases we’ve handled against FIRSTSOURCE ADVANTAGE:
“These folks are fast. They answered the phone when I called, stopped the harassment the same day, and settled by case in less than 2 months. 5 out of 5 stars this firm!”
“Mortgage servicer help. My mortgage servicer was calling my cell phone nonstop. Agruss LawFirm stopped the calls and got me a great settlement. The calls have stopped and I have money in my pocket. Win win.”
“That was easy. This number was blowing up my cell phone 8 times a day. I Google searched the number, found this law firm, and they got the calls to stop. Then, a few months later, I actually got money for the harassment, AND they got my credit card debt wiped out. This is almost too good to be true. Thanks again!”
“Robocalls from student loan servicer. Thanks for getting the calls to stop and getting me money from that student loan company. They called me, my co-signor, and other family members. I'm so glad this headache is over and I got some money for the harassment i went through.”
“Collection stopper at its finest. Wow, this folks are fast. This obnoxious collection agency was harassing me on a debt that was over 20 years old. Agruss Law Firm stopped the collector in its tracks, the harassment was done, they got me money, and I did not pay them a penny. Great job!”
Although anyone can sue anyone for any reason, we have never seen Firstsource Advantage sue consumers. It’s likely Firstsource Advantage does not sue because they do not always own the debt they are collecting on. Also, Firstsource Advantage would have to hire a lawyer, or use in-house counsel, to file a lawsuit. It’s likely Firstsource Advantage collects debts through the entire country. Therefore, it would be very difficult to have lawyers, or a law firm, licensed in every state. There are collection agencies that do sue consumers. For example, Midland Credit Management is one of the largest junk-debt buyers. Midland Credit Management collects on debt and also sues on debt. The opposite is true with Firstsource Advantage. Therefore, it would be very unusual if Firstsource Advantage sued you. The original creditor, on the other hand, may hire a collection firm, or lawyer, to sue you. If Firstsource Advantage has threatened to sue you, call us. We can help.
No, not unless they have a judgment. If Firstsource Advantage has not sued you, then Firstsource Advantage cannot get a judgment. If Firstsource Advantage does not have a judgment, then Firstsource Advantage cannot garnish your wages. Minus limited situations (usually dealing with debts owed to the government for student loans, taxes, etc.), in order to garnish someone’s wages, you need a judgment first. In short, we have not seen Firstsource Advantage file a lawsuit against a consumer. So, Firstsource Advantage cannot garnish your wages, minus the exceptions listed above. If Firstsource Advantage has threatened to garnish your wages, contact our office right away.
These are not the only things to consider when dealing with debt collectors. We are here to help you answer the questions above, and much more. Whether it’s harassment, settlement, pay for delete, or any other legal issue with Firstsource Advantage the folks at Agruss Law Firm are here to help you.
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HERE’S THE DEAL!
If you are being harassed by Firstsource Advantage over a debt, you may be entitled to money damages. Get up to $1,000 for harassment, and $500-$1,500 for illegal robocalls. Under various state and federal laws, we will help you based on a fee-shift provision and/or based on a contingency fee. That means, the collector pays your attorney’s fees and costs. You won’t pay us a penny. We have settled thousands of debt collection harassment cases. Let us help you today. Contact Agruss Law Firm at 888-572- 0176 to stop the harassment once and for all.
You have rights
Robo-callers and debt collectors may be violating the law
We stop the calls
We make sure this number never harasses you again
You get money
Up to $1,000 for harassment, and $500-$1,500 for illegal robocalls
You don't pay a dime
The other side pays our fees and costs.
Harassment Cases Settled
I am trying to help my once out who had a stroke clean up his credit report and you company comes up with a 165 medical claim would like to make sure it his and his do we get it cleaned up if it is. My uncles name is Jerry looks like a claim turned to collection 9/13 for 165,00 medical e are trying to get off credit report he couldn't even walk read or talk after stroke two years now doing better but needs help with paperwork!
Hi Rhonda, it sounds like a stressful situation. Is Firstsource Advantage harassing you over this debt? Have you spoken with them over the phone or through letters? If they are harassing you, we can help. Please let me know if you would like to set up a time to speak on the phone or if you have any other questions. Thanks, Mike.
hi my name is Tim and I keep getting these phone calls from 1st advantage and when I asked them what they are calling in regards of they tried to get me to give them a credit card my credit card number and visa number and now are harassing my girlfriend because I refuse to pay them without telling me what it's about. All I know is they constantly call and I would be more then happy to help or pay what I must but when they act shaddy on the phone and leave a lot out of why they are calling it's miss leading, and now them calling constantly when I'm at work or home taking care of my 1 year old putting emotional stress on me because I'm working hard and trying to provide for my family and being harassed and now my girlfriend gets brought into this too for no reason stresses me out.
Hi Tim, I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like we can help you with your issue with Firstsource Advantage. They should be telling you what the debt is in regards to as well as not contacting third parties, such as your girlfriend, about said debt. Give us a call and we can discuss the facts and see if we can help. Thanks, Mike.
Received two calls from them today within 5 minutes. Didn't answer either. They called my wife's cell phone and told them who they were and why they were calling. Also gave her which company was trying to collect a debt. She is not listed on the account in question. The account in question was opened before we were even married. She called back and all they asked for was my address and they gave her the balance that was due, and some other information.
Hi Robert, this sounds like harassment to me. I do want to get more facts and details of your experience, though. Firstsource Advantage should not have disclosed your debt to a third party and they should be providing more information on what they are calling about. Have you told them to stop? Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Mike.
They have my credit for owing I don't have a bill with them, Medicaid and Medicare takes care of all my depths. When I am sick. this dates back a few years and is on my credit report. I called them and they had me living in Arizona daaaaaaaa I didn't ever got a bill to begin with that I owed anything they should bill the Medicare and medicated and not put this on my credit report
Hi Regina, I certainly would be frustrated with the situation. When you spoke, what did they say to you? Have you told them to stop calling? They may have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and you may be able to get compensated for their violations. Please give me a call and we can figure out how to proceed. Thanks, Mike.
i answered a phone call today, and the person was looking for my 26 year old daughter. i take care of all of my daughters finances, and i know that she is not in arrears on any of her payments. i put in a google search for this first source advantage, because i am getting sick of these scam artists. i would like to get to the bottom of this.
Hi Jimmy, this sounds like a type of harassment to me. Did they disclose a debt that your daughter owes to you? The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects consumers from various types of harassment. We can help you, however, I would like to speak with you to better understand the situation. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Mike.
Hi Lissa, I'm familiar with this type of harassment. I've helped several people being harassed by Firstsource Advantage. I can immediately stop the calls for you. Based on what you described, Firstsource Advantage has violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"). Firstsource Advantage cannot harass you over a debt you do not owe. Firstsource Advantage should have stopped calling you once you said stop calling at your place of employment. I'll call you so we can further discuss your rights on the phone. Thanks, Mike
I have been called several times at work by this company looking for my Mother-In-Law who is currently in a Nursing Home with Alzheimer's. I have asked repeatedly for them to forward proof of debt to the address they have on file. They refuse. I have also asked that they send it to our P.O. Box and they refuse. I have asked that they not call my work place to contact her as she is not employed here. They say this is the number they have. I know it is a skip trace and they assume it to be correct. How can I stop these scammers?
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