What Is Simons Agency On My Credit Report?
Simons Agency is a debt collection agency. If you are seeing them on your credit report, it likely means they have purchased your debt from a creditor and are (or will be) attempting to collect it from you.
Is Simons Agency A Debt Collection Agency?
Yes, Simons Agency is a debt collection agency. They buy debt from a number of different creditors that no longer wish to attempt to collect the amount themselves (also known as a "charge-off").
Simons Agency may attempt to reach out via mail or phone calls (demanding payment). The worst part is a collections account will now be seen on your credit report. This hurts your score, as well as reducing your chances of getting approved for a loan or other important financial event.
But it’s not all bad news! We may be able to help you with this account. Call us today to find out more.
Who Does Simons Agency Collect For?
Simons Agency purchases debt from a range of different creditors. The information isn’t always publicly available and is constantly changing, so it’s difficult to provide an accurate and up-to-date list.
Does Simons Agency Hurt My Credit Score?
Yes, it is highly likely having Simons Agency on your credit report is damaging your score significantly.
How to Deal with Simons Agency’s Debt Collection Calls?
If you're getting phone calls from the Simons Agency, it can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. Thankfully, there are ways to effectively handle their debt collection calls.
Before anything else, it's important to familiarize yourself with your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) which guards against coercion, abuse, and other unethical debt collection activities. You can also ask the Simons Agency to stop calling you and they will legally have to abide by your request. This can be done by sending them a written letter or using a cease and desist template letter provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ensure to keep a copy of this letter for reference purposes.
If Simons Agency continues to contact you after receiving the letter, you can file a complaint with the CFPB. Taking these steps will help provide protection against abusive behavior from debt collection agencies such as the Simons Agency.
How Long Can Simons Agency Collect on a Debt?
If Simons Agency has obtained your debt, you may be pondering the length of time they can recover it. The answer relies upon the statute of limitations in your state, which sets a cutoff time on how far back collectors can sue you for a debt.
The limit fluctuates by state and type of debt, however it normally ranges from three to six years. Once the statute of limitations terminates, the debt is declared time-barred, and Simons Agency cannot take legal action against you for it. In any case, the debt will remain noted on your credit report and influence your credit score up to seven years from the date of first delinquency.
It‘s important to remember that making a payment or confessing to the debt can reset the statute of limitations, giving Simons Agency more opportunity to collect on it.
How Do I Remove Simons Agency From My Credit Report?
To be eligible to remove Simons Agency from your credit report, you typically need to meet the following requirements:
- Any information on the account is incorrect
- Any information on the account is error’d
- Any information on the account is fraudulent
- And is not (or cannot be) fixed in an appropriate amount of time
According to a study by the U.S. PIRGs, 79% of credit reports contain mistakes or serious errors. Going after these types of accounts for our clients is our specialty.
Should I Pay For Delete With Simons Agency?
Paying off Simons Agency to have credit bureaus delete it from your report sounds like a good idea. There's one major problem. Paying a debt in collections changes your credit report status from 'unpaid' to 'paid', but the collection remains on your report for 7 years (from the date of first delinquency). This means your credit is still damaged.
Should I Negotiate A Settlement With Simons Agency?
Settling your debt with Simons Agency could go both ways. It may help your score, but it may also hurt your score. Many variables impact the end result. There is a better path to a good result. Work with a company that is able to review these accounts for you (like Credit Sage), and if any issues with the account exist you may have it removed all together (and never have to hear from them again).
Is Simons Agency Legit, Fake Or A Scam?
Simons Agency is a legitimate company. They aren’t fake or trying to scam you. But it is likely they are spam calling you trying to collect a debt. One of the best ways to deal with this is to dispute and remove unvalidated debts.
Why Do Simons Agency Keep Calling Me?
Simons Agency continues to call and attempt to collect a debt. The best thing you can do is ignore their calls and speak with a company that can help you get it removed (like Credit Sage).
How To Get Simons Agency To Stop Calling Me?
As we’ve mentioned above, Simons Agency will be calling you to attempt to collect a debt. The best thing you can do to stop this is speak with a company that can help you get them removed from your credit report, like Credit Sage. Once they are off your credit report, you won’t have to hear from them again.
Simons Agency Reviews And Complaints
Simons Agency has terrible BBB reviews. This may come from their repeated calls and letters to consumers trying to collect their debt.
Will Simons Agency Try Suing Or Garnishing My Wages?
Simons Agency suing would be a very unlikely situation. In rare cases it may happen, but it certainly isn’t the norm. State and federal laws place limits or 'exemptions' that apply to bank and wage garnishments.
We strongly recommend calling us, we’ll help determine the likelihood of a lawsuit, but also provide you next steps in getting this collection removed.
Does Simons Agency Accept A Goodwill Letter To Remove My Collection/Charge-Off?
Based on our years of experience dealing with companies like this, Simons Agency does not accept goodwill letters to remove collection accounts or charge offs.
What Are My Rights When Dealing With Simons Agency?
You have the right to dispute any of your debt that Simons Agency has purchased. Simons Agency is governed by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (or FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (or FCRA). While these acts seem very complicated, they provide a great deal of power to the consumer if you know how to use it properly.
What Is Simons Agency Phone Number?
You likely want to call Credit Sage before deciding whether or not to call Simons Agency. The reason? You may not want to pay Simons Agency debt, especially if it's inaccurate. Paying it off could hurt your score.
Get Simons Agency Removed From Your Report, Today!
In most cases, we recommend speaking with a Credit Repair professional to analyze your credit report before you attempt to settle any debt. The main reason? Settling your debt may actually hurt your score.