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Southern Management Systems Debt Collection Harassment

Tired of Southern Management Systems Debt Collection Harassment? Wish there was a way to make the calls stop? Is Southern Management Systems constantly calling and harassing you? Does your phone ring every day, several times per day, because Southern Management Systems is calling you to demand payment? Threatening you with legal action? Has Southern Management Systems ever used abusive or profane language when speaking with you on the phone? If so, Southern Management Systems may be violating your legal rights. Stop the harassment.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, also known as the FDCPA, protects consumers’ rights in the context of debt collection. In other words, debt collectors must adhere to a certain set of rules when they are pursuing consumers who owe money. If a collector violates the FDCPA, you can sue the collector in court. The law allows consumers who have been victims of harassment from debt collectors to get the calls to stop in addition to recover statutory damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.


Is Southern Management Systems a scam?

According to the Better Business Bureau website, Southern Management Systems has been in business since 1977. There have been 80 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 24 complaints closed out in the last 12 months.

Southern Management Systems Better Business Bureau


Who is Southern Management Systems?

Southern Management Systems is third party debt collector located in Orlando, Florida. They have been a party to over 30 federal cases based on their issuance of credit and collection of debts incurred on their credit cards.  Furthermore, a recent Federal Court cases alleges that Southern Management Systems used illegal and harassing communication tactics to attempt to coerce a payment from the harassed consumer.

Address: PO Box 149966
Orlando, FL 32814-8966
Phone: (800) 229-4531
Fax: (877) 991-3462 & (847) 925-2050


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Southern Management Systems Debt Collection Harassment Tactics

If Southern Management Systems engages in any of the following tactics, you may have a case:

  • Calls before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. or at any time or that they are given notice that it is inconvenient to call (FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692c)
  • Talking to others about your debt (FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692b)
  • Call the consumer’s place of employment if they have been advised that calls cannot be accepted at work. (FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692c)
  • Use any profane language or any language that is harassing and abusive (FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692d)
  • Engage in any conduct, the natural consequence of which is to harass, abuse or oppress. (FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692d)
  • Make any misrepresentations of fact, such as how much is owed, or certain actions they may take to force payment( FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692e)
  • Threaten arrest or criminal prosecution ( FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692e)
  • Send false information to the credit bureaus ( FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692e)
  • Cause a telephone to ring an unreasonable amount of times ( FDCPA 15 U.S.C. 1692d)


Southern Management Systems Phone Numbers             

Are you receiving any harassing phone calls from any of these numbers?

407-895-7100, 800-229-4531

If so, you may be a victim of Southern Management Systems debt collection harassment. The list above is not all the numbers that Southern Management Systems uses. Also, calls can be from a different numbers and it still be Southern Management Systems calling you.  Contact our office right away so we can start the process to stop Southern Management Systems from calling you illegally. Above all, no one should live with harassment.

Common Questions:

Is Southern Management Systems a scam? No, Southern Management Systems has been in business since 1977.

Can Southern Management Systems seize my property? Southern Management Systems can’t seize your property, but there are some exceptions. If the debt was tied to the property the collector may be able to repossess it. Or, if the collector has sued and obtain a judgment against you, the debt collector may be able to take certain property as permitted by the court.

Can Southern Management Systems sue me? Yes, Southern Management Systems can sue you so long as the debt is within the statute of limitations.

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

Can Southern Management Systems 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 Southern Management Systems and can be found on Pacer.org.

6:18-cv-01075-CEM-KRS Reily et al v. Southern Management Systems, Inc.


1:16-cv-03959-ELR Carstaphen v. Southern Management Systems, Inc.

8:16-cv-02870-EAK-TGW Sowards v. Southern Management Systems, Inc. et al

6:15-cv-01871-ACC-TBS Rivera v. Southern Management Systems, Inc.



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. Contact a legal professional to stop Southern Management Systems debt collection harassment. Our office has been assisting consumers since 2010. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Consumer Rights Law Firm, PLLC Better Business Bureau


If you are interested in learning more about how to safeguard yourself and prevent Southern Management Systems debt collection harassment, call us at (877)700-5790 for immediate assistance or visit our website at www.consumerlawfirmcenter.com.


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Check out a links below for more information:


Florida Attorney General

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau






Attorney Derek DePetrillo

Attorney Derek DePetrillo graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2007 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Massachusetts in 2007. Mr. DePetrillo is also licensed in many federal jurisdictions across the United States.

Mr. DePetrillo has been assisting consumers with consumer protection since 2010. Mr. DePetrillo’s main area of practice is under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Mr. DePetrillo has filed countless lawsuits and arbitration claims against debt collectors and banks. Mr. DePetrillo fights for the little people who have had their rights violated and need a helping hand to guide them through the stressful times of debt collection.