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Patenaude & Felix

Patenaude & Felix was formed in 1991, and maintains offices in California, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. They litigate and collect for clients in all five states. The Better Business Bureau has given the Law Offices of Patenaude and Felix a rating of B- due to complaints regarding billing and collection issues, as well as improper collection practices. The Better Business Bureau processed a total of nine complaints about this business in the last 36 months. One woman in Pennsylvania, for example, accused Patenaude and Felix of deceptively changing settlement terms, calling her vicious names, and screaming at her. Even after the consumer paid an agreed settlement amount, she alleges that Patenaude & Felix still refused to treat the judgment as paid, causing the consumer to be unable to refinance her mortgage.

A search of consumer complaints reveals that Patenaude and Felix has been accused of engaging in behavior such as repeatedly calling people at work, harassing and threatening people, selling private information to telemarketers, and calling at all hours of the night. The Justia docket database lists over 22 consumer lawsuits filed against Patenaude and Felix since 2004, almost all of them alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Stop Patenaude & Felix Harassment

If you are being harassed by a debt collector, you don’t have to put up with abusive practices. Are they attempting to collect a debt that you’ve already paid or claiming that you owe a debt that belongs to someone else? Have they used abusive and demeaning language toward you? Do they call you at all hours of the night? If so, you need to be aware of the rights and protections you have under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act restricts the abusive and unfair practices that many collection agencies use when they attempt to collect a past due debt. It gives you certain rights to help protect you from those practices and gives you tools to fight back against them, even if you legitimately owe the debt. Bill collectors often get away with bullying people because they count on them being uninformed about the rights given to them by the FDCPA.

If a debt collector violates any provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you have the right to take them to court. If you are successful in your lawsuit, they may have to pay you up to $1,000, plus court costs and attorney’s expenses. An experienced consumer rights attorney can help you decide if you have a case against a debt collection agency, and if so, help you file a suit. If you experience these violations, you should document the time and date of the call and write up a summary of it, including any specific things that were said in the conversation so that you will have evidence of their violation.

Patenaude & Felix Contact Information

Patenaude and Felix
4545 Murphy Canyon Road, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
800- 832-7675

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  1. These guys came after my mother. She did, in fact owe the funds; however, she is old, hard of hearing, and quite ill, and didn’t understand what they wanted. They called and yelled at her, saying they would take her Social Security check if she didn’t pay. She told them she was sick with a severe heart condition and they were upsetting her, but they didn’t stop, and kept calling her. I called them, and made it clear that they are literally risking her life by threatening her and that it was illegal. They didn’t care, said they just wanted the money. She has no funds, so I agreed to make payments for her, and was very clear that they were to NEVER call either of us again. All correspondnce by mail only. I have never been late or missed a payment – but they have continued to call. At one point trying to tell me that we had no agreement in place (even though I had been paying for months) and that the full amount was due. I explained that they are only getting paid as a courtesy, as she has nothing to take, and will likely be dead within the year. I am only paying on her behalf to help. They couldn’t have cared less, explaining that they have every right to continue calling. These people are horrible.

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