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The Unifund Group was established in 1986. Since then they have been involved in managing billions of dollars through purchasing, selling, or even liquidating accounts receivable. With time, they have managed to establish themselves as leaders in the accounts receivable management industry and the debt buying industry. However, obtaining recoveries and collections from previous charged-off accounts has led to Unifund being sued many times in federal court for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If you’re on the receiving end of Unifund debt collection calls, you need to be aware of your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Stop Unifund Harassment

Consumer-friendly forums around the Internet reveal consumer complaints that Unifund sometimes threatens to freeze consumers’ bank accounts. Some consumers have reported that the company goes so far as to take money out of bank accounts after ignoring letters from consumers who communicate why the monies in their accounts are exempt from seizure.

If a debt collection agency – either Unifund or another debt collector – obtains a judgment against you, it may be able to freeze your bank accounts. However, the law says that some money is exempt from seizure, such as Social Security and disability benefits. If Unifund attempts to freeze an account that contains exempt money, you can dispute the order. Typically, an account is frozen for 20 days, after which time the funds are seized. Once you contest the process because of exemptions, the money in your account cannot be seized.

If you’ve had your bank account frozen by Unifund, you should contact a fair debt attorney immediately. If Unifund is trying to skirt the law, you can and should fight back.

Unifund Contact Information

Unifund
10625 Techwoods Circle

Cincinnati, OH 45242
888-489-8877

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