Who is ARS National?
Have you received a letter or phone call from ARS National? Have they threatened you with a lawsuit? If so, you are not alone. ARS National collections is collection agency for some of the top banks in the world like Chase and Citibank. They have been known to get really nasty on the phone with alleged debtors.
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How Should You Deal With ARS National?
Collection agencies have different names, but for the most part use the same methods to collect debts. Here are a few things you should know about collection agencies: They make money when they collect money, their information is not always correct or accurate, they will go to great lengths to find who they are looking for, there are rules that they have to follow, and they can be flexible and may be willing to work with you to settle your debt or work out a payment plan.
Don’t Trust – Verify!
When you are dealing with a collection agency, it is always wise to make them verify the debt actually does belong to you before you pay them. You can do this by asking for a debt validation letter. In addition, try to get them to make some sort of concession to you before you pay them. Remember, they want your money. You can ask them if you can pay a lower amount, start a payment plan, or you can even ask them to remove any negative items they have reported to credit reporting agencies before you will agree to pay them. It is important to always get any agreements you make with them in writing.
Complaints made against ARS National
ARS National attempts to collect on debts that are not owed to them. Many people have complained about being called when they owed no money. Even after individuals say they do not owe on the debt, ARS National will continue to call them. ARS National will call third parties trying to find who they are looking for. They will call neighbors, ex-spouses, family members, co-workers, or anyone else they can find in order to find who they are looking for. They should already have the contact info of the person they are looking for, so there should be no need to call others. In addition, this can be a source of unnecessary embarrassment for the people they are trying to collect from. ARS National representatives have refused to pass on their contact information to consumers who want to send them a cease and desist letter. Sometimes a cease and desist letter is the only way to get collection agencies to stop calling, so they try to prevent consumers from using a valuable tool.
How To Contact ARS National
PO Box 469046
Escondido, CA 92046
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