Have You Been Contacted by Debt Collector Agency Weltman, Weinberg & Reis?
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis are a debt collection agency. Founded in 1930 in Ohio, the company is a medium-sized agency currently headquartered in Cleveland, OH. The firm also has offices in Troy, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida.
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis employ around 650 individuals; about 10 percent of which are attorneys. With more than 85 years in the collection industry, the firm has represented creditors from large financial institutions for issues such as: consumer and commercial collections, bankruptcy, and defaulted real estate cases.
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis is a legitimate debt collection agency. They are a consumer collection law firm that sends collections letters and files lawsuits for a variety of kinds of debt, including outstanding student loans and credit card debt. However, the firm has received many complaints from the Better Business Bureau and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Many of these complaints allege Weltman, Weinberg & Reis’ debt collectors use unethical means to collect on private student loans.
If you’ve been contacted by Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, the best course of action is to seek the advice of an experienced, qualified debt attorney. At McCarthy Law PLC, our team of attorneys will support you and help you validate the claim against you. We’ll be in your corner while we negotiate a fair settlement and defend you against creditor lawsuits.
What Consumers Are Saying: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Reviews, Complaints & Lawsuits
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis is an accredited business on the Better Business Bureau and possesses an A+ rating. The firm has seven customer reviews and a customer rating of 1.57/5 stars. Additionally, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis has 33 complaints against it on BBB. These complaints center around wage garnishments being enacted against consumers that either tried to implement alternative payment plans to to settle with the firm.
In April, 2017, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis was sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for deceiving millions of customers with misleading calls and letters. The firm purportedly made statements on collection calls and in collection letters that created the misleading impression that their attorneys had reviewed the consumer’s file when this was not the case. The trial with an advisory jury was held beginning on May 1, 2018. On July 25, 2018, the court entered judgement in favor of the law firm on the grounds that the CFPB failed to prove any violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or the Consumer Financial Protection Act.
How to Contact Weltman, Weinberg & Reis
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis’ headquarters are located in Ohio. However, the firm has offices throughout the United States, including in:
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Cleveland, OH — Company Headquarters)
Address: 965 Keynote Circle, Cleveland, OH 44131-1829
Toll Free: 800-837-0603
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Chicago, IL)
Address: 180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60601-2704
Toll Free: 888-865-9676
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Cincinnati, OH)
Address: 525 Vine Street, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3145
Toll Free: 888-624-2335
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Columbus, OH)
Address: 3705 Marlane Drive, Grove City, OH 43123-8895
Toll Free: 888-532-7109
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Detroit, MI)
Address: 2155 Butterfield Drive, Suite 200-S, Troy, MI 48084-3463
Toll Free: 800-567-9310
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis ( Louisville, KY)
Address:4360 Brownsboro Road, Suite 315, Louisville, KY 40207-1642
Toll Free: 877-346-1493
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Philadelphia, PA)
Address: 170 S. Independence Mall W., Suite 874W, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3334
Toll Free: 800-570-3931
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (Pittsburgh, PA)
Address: 436 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1842
Toll Free: 888-434-0085
What Should You Do If You’re Contacted by Weltman, Weinberg & Reis?
If you’ve received a letter or a phone call from Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, the first step is to ask your debt to be validated. This process confirms whether you even owe a debt, and if so, how much that debt is. Asking for your debt to be validated is well within your rights as a consumer—as laid out in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
According to the FDCPA, you can also dispute your debt when an agency tries to collect. You are entitled to written verification of your debt from the collection agency in the form of a debt verification letter. This letter outlines what the debt is, how much is owed and any other relevant information.
The next step you should take when contacted by Weltman, Weinberg & Reis is to call the qualified debt settlement attorneys at McCarthy Law PLC. Our expert team has the knowledge and skills to help you navigate what to do when the collectors at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis come calling. We’ll confirm your debt, and help you come up with a plan to manage your debt—whether through negotiating reductions to your debt or fighting a suit in court.
We invite you to contact McCarthy Law PLC today at 855-976-5777 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation today. ›