Are you being called by Brent D. Stamps?* Here's what you need to know
When financial setbacks cause you to fall behind in your monthly bill payments and the accounts are assigned to a third-party collection agency, your problems can get worse. Many debt collectors are known for rude, abusive, and otherwise unethical conduct. However, don’t let stress cause you to forget that you have rights and protections under the law.
Your Rights Under the FDCPA
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, limits what third-party debt collectors can say or do when contacting you about a debt you allegedly owe. If they use methods like those below to intimidate you into paying in full, they’re breaking the law.
- Using profane and obscene language
- Calling you before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. in your time zone
- Calling you at work after you’ve told them that your workplace doesn’t allow such calls
- Failing or refusing to validate the debt
- Using the phone to harass you by calling nonstop or using an autodialer
- Talking about the debt to anyone except you, your spouse, or your attorney
Company Profile: Brent D. Stamps
If you are being called by Brent D. Stamps, information about the company is below.
Brent D. Stamps is a debt collection attorney with an office in Atlanta, Georgia. The office was opened in 2003 and is a sole proprietorship operated by Mr. Stamps, who dedicates much of his practice to creditors’ rights. Records retained at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website confirm that consumers who believed they were being harassed by Brent D. Stamps hired their own attorneys and fought back.
Alleged Violations against Brent D. Stamps
Cody S. Green vs. Brent D. Stamps*
According to PACER, on October 9, 2015, Brent D. Stamps, on behalf of his client, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., filed a collection lawsuit against Georgia resident Cody S. Green. The documents were served on Mr. Green on November 3, and soon afterwards the action was dismissed, but Mr. Green later claimed that the the language in the notice that was served upon him deviated substantially from the statutory requirements and even included a false business name, "Law Office of Brent D. Stamps, LLC”, which was allegedly not a legal entity organized in Georgia or otherwise authorized to operate in Georgia.
Feeling harassed by Brent D. Stamps, Mr. Green hired a consumer attorney and sued him for allegedly violating the FDCPA by using false, deceptive and misleading means to collect a debt.
The matter was later resolved.
Hire an Attorney
The phone numbers for this collection attorney’s office are:
If you see any of these numbers on your caller ID, it means that you are being called by Brent D. Stamps. If the office uses arguably deceptive means to pressure you into paying, hire a consumer attorney who can help you file a claim against Brent D. Stamps. If you win your case, you could potentially receive $1,000 per FDCPA violation. Owing money does not make you a target of deception, so see an attorney and fight back.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 1:15-cv-04319-ODE from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be constructed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Brent D. Stamps, or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.