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Harvard Collection Services Phone Harassment?

Is Harvard Collection Services (HCS) calling you? Stop Harvard Collection Services phone harassment. Do they threaten to take legal action or garnish your wages? Are they calling you at all hours or several times a day? Are they telling your family and neighbors that you owe a debt?  If so what they are doing is illegal and needs to stop. You have the legal right to stop HCS phone harassment. If a collection agency violates the FDCPA, you may be eligible to receive up to $1000.00 in statutory damages, along with covering your attorney fees.


Is Harvard Collection Services a Scam?

According to the Better Business Bureau website, Harvard Collection Services has been in business for 37 years. There have been 54 complaints filed against HCS with the BBB.

Harvard Collection Services Better Business Bureau


Who is Harvard Collection Services?

Harvard Collection Services is third party debt collector located in Chicago, Illinois. HCS has been a party to a Federal Court case over 120 times. They have been accused of violating consumer’s rights and illegal and harassing communication tactics to attempt to coerce a payment from the harassed consumer.

Address: 4839 N Elston Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630-2534

Phone: (773) 283-7500


Harvard Collection Services Collection Tactics

If Harvard Collection Services engages in any of the following tactics, you may have a case:

  • Using profanity or abusive language
  • Calling you before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.
  • Calling you multiple times per week
  • Talking to others about your debt
  • Calling your workplace
  • Threatening to sue you, harm you, or destroy your credit
  • Telling you or anyone else that you’ve committed a crime
  • Calling repeatedly for the wrong person
  • Failing to notify you of your right to dispute the debt
  • Trying to collect more than legally allowed


Harvard Collection Services Phone Numbers

Are you receiving any harassing phone calls from any of the following numbers?

773-283-7500, 800-214-2098, 800-445-1861, 800-246-6850, 800-794-5246, 800-723-4840, 855-266-6721, (773) 283-7500, (800) 214-2098, (800) 445-1861, (800) 246-6850, (800) 794-5246, (800) 723-4840, (855) 266-6721, 7732837500, 8002142098, 8004451861, 8002466850, 8007945246, 8007234840, 8552666721

If the answer is yes, then you are receiving calls from a known HCS number. You may be a victim of HCS phone harassment.  The list above is not all the numbers that HCS uses. The calls can be from a different number and it still be Harvard Collection Services calling you.  Contact our office right away so we can start the process to stop HCS from calling you illegally. Above all, no one should live with harassment!

Common Questions

Is HCS a scam? No, Harvard Collection Services has been in business for 37 years.

Can Harvard Collection Services garnish my wages? Yes, HCS can garnish your wages on a Federal Student loan or if they obtain a judgment from the courts.

Can HCS sue me? Yes, HCS can sue you so long as the debt is within the statute of limitations

Can HCS report my debt to the collection bureaus?  Yes, Debt collectors are allowed to place the collection account on your credit report

Can HCS arrest me? Debt collectors don’t have the authority to have you arrested for a debt. However, if you violate a court order, e.g. an order to appear in court, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. Depending on the laws in your state, you may be arrested for certain debts like unpaid child support or traffic tickets.


The following is a sample list of complaints filed against Harvard Collection Services in the past and can be found on

1:10-cv-01315-CAB Hoffart v. Harvard Collection Services

3:14-cv-00118-RS-EMT Vaughn v. Harvard Collection Services

1:14-cv-05903-PKC-RER Lebovits v. Harvard Collection Services

3:98-cv-01033-ST Bak v. Harvard Collection

3:13-cv-02028-MBS Cooper v. Harvard Collection Services

About Us

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. Rather than suffer alone, contact our office to begin the process to stop the Harvard Collection Services harassment. Our office has been assisting consumers since 2010. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Consumer Rights Law Firm Better Business Bureau

If you are interested in learning more about how to safeguard yourself and prevent harassment from Harvard Collection Services. call us at 855-385-8182 for immediate assistance or visit our website at

Success Stories

“I would highly recommend the Consumer Rights Law Firm to anybody that has been harassed! They were very professional and straightforward about my rights”.

“I had the pleasure of dealing with Consumer Rights Law Firm PLLC on 2 different occasions the staff were very courteous and helpful, and they were familiar with the Collection Agency’s in question and the harassment calls stop, I was even compensated. I would recommend this company to anyone going thru this type of harassment a very satisfied customer”.

“Because of a lie from a third-party debt collector that threatened me financially I nearly made the mistake of paying the debt collector money I couldn’t afford. The people here were friendly, knowledgeable and settled my case quickly. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!”

Check out the links below for more information:

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