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Allied Interstate is a third-party debt collector with a call center and business process outsourcing company based in Columbus, Ohio. Allied Interstate has more than 14,000 employees based in 21 call centers in the U.S., Canada, India, the Philippines, and the UK. Allied Interstate has 12 locations in the U.S. that employ nearly half its 11,000 employees, including in such cities as Columbus, Buffalo, and Greensboro, N.C. It also has operations in Canada, India, the Philippines, and Britain. Allied Interstate has big-time clients in finance, media, and telecom, including Capital One, the BBC, DirecTV, and MetroPCS Communications.
According to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), just in the Central Florida area, Allied Interstate has been sued over 16 times in federal court for debt collection violations. Allied Interstate has a D rating with The Better Business Bureau and had over 1,200 customer complaints in general over the last three years.
In a case filed against DirectTV and Allied Interstate in 2012, Consumer was a 16 year-old whose grandfather had an account with DirectTV. The lawsuit alleged that Consumer assisted her elderly grandfather by writing checks for him in order to pay his DirectTV account. On May 25, 2009, Consumer’s grandfather passed away and she informed DirectTV of this fact and requested that the services be canceled. After being notified of the death of Consumer’s grandfather, DirectTV changed the name on the deceased grandfather’s account to reflect Consumer's name, a minor, as the person who was solely responsible for payment of the charges. According to the lawsuit, Consumer, and her father, repeatedly informed DirectTV that Consumer was only 16 years-old, a minor, and was not responsible for the debt. Despite being informed of these facts, the lawsuit alleged that DirectTV called the Consumer/minor on numerous occasions to collect the balance on her deceased grandfather's account. The lawsuit further alleged that DirectTV turned the debt over to Allied Interstate for collection.
Understandably, this case settled.
Are you being sued or harassed by Allied Interstate?
If you are being sued by Allied Interstate, or are suffering debt collection abuse or harassment at the hands of Allied Interstate, contact me at (888) 877-5103 for a free consultation.
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