Blair credit card debt? Stop the calls.
Feeling frustrated over the debt collectors calling you to pay up your Blair credit card bill?
If you have ever felt powerless while being chased down by debt collectors over your Comenity/Blair credit card debt, we want you to know that what they can do is seriously limited by the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, (or FDCPA for short), is a set of rules that dictate how a debt collection agency may treat you in the context of debt collection. Under the FDCPA, there are rules against harassment, deception, and other unfair collection practices usually meted out by debt collectors to consumers who do not know their rights.
If you have ever felt harassed during a conversation with a collector about your Comenity capital Blair card, then chances are that you have actually been harassed. You are not supposed to get off the phone with a debt collector feeling scared, threatened, or harassed. If you are not sure whether your experience with the debt collector contacting you to pay Blair amounts to debt collection harassment, call a certified consumer rights attorney at 877-700-5790.
Who is Blair?
Blair is a clothing brand with over a hundred years of experience in producing both men’s and women’s clothing. To manage your Blair credit card, visit comenity.net/blair.
Blair Customer Service
220 Hickory Street
Warren, PA 16366
Who/what does the FDCPA cover?
The FDCPA covers all third-party debt collectors, with the exception of original creditors and their in-house debt collectors. For example, if you are late on payments with your Blair credit card, Blair may contact you, and if they do so directly, then you are not covered by the FDCPA. However, if they transfer or sell your debt to a third-party collector, then all the protections under FDCPA also extend to you.
Usually, in-house collection does not take more than a few weeks or months; debts are often transferred to third-party collectors or debt buyers after this period.
What is debt verification and why is it important?
The collector contacting you to pay your Blair online credit card debt may have made a mistake. The debt may be past the statute of limitations, may have been discharged in bankruptcy, or may be owned by someone else with a similar name.
The law gives the collector five days after first contact to send you a written giving you all the details you need about the debt.
If you still don’t think the debt is yours, or you just aren’t sure, send a debt validation letter to the collector via certified mail and ask for a return receipt as evidence that they received your message. In your debt validation letter, ask the collector for more information, such as the full name of the debtor (titles included), the amount owed, and the name of the original creditor. Do not even admit to owing a debt before you receive this validation letter, as that could potentially lead to complications.
To create a debt validation letter, you may use one of the sample letters provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or contact an attorney to send one on your behalf so that you don’t end up saying the wrong thing or giving out more information than is required.
Getting sued by a debt collector?
Although it is a direct violation of the FDCPA, debt collectors are known for sending notices disguised as court orders to consumers. If you get such notice, it may be real or fake; nevertheless, never ignore a court summon you receive from a debt collection agency, as doing so could have unintended, but serious consequences.
You can check the authenticity of the court notice you receive by checking the court’s information online and calling the number provided there (not the one provided on the document you receive) to confirm if the notice is indeed from them.
Are you getting calls from a Blair credit card phone number?
Are you receiving any harassing phone calls from any of these numbers?
If the answer is yes, then you are receiving calls from a known Blair credit card number. You may be a victim of robocalls from Blair. The list above is not all the numbers that Blair uses. The calls can be from different phone numbers and still be Blair calling you. Cardholders might also receive text messages from these numbers in relation to collecting a credit card debt. Contact our office right away so we can start the process to stop Blair from calling you when they shouldn’t.
Consumer Rights Law Firm, PLLC is a law firm that specializes in helping clients who are facing harassment from debt collectors in any form, including telephone communication.