February 11, 2024

Medicredit — How to Beat Them in Court

Medicredit How to Beat Them in Court Zumazip Stop Debt Collector Calls

Sued for a debt by Medicredit? This guide is for you. Use ZumaZip to respond in 15 minutes.

Receiving multiple phone calls and letters from debt collection agencies like Medicredit can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience for many folks. These interactions are usually hostile and feature unethical, improper pressure tactics to try and persuade you to pay the amount owed.It is quite common for debt collectors to make false representations and promises. For example, many people have reported that debt collectors will promise to “immediately” remove their inquiry from your credit report if you agree to repay the debt. In reality, the debt collector does not have such authority to initiate an immediate removal of an inquiry on your credit report.

If you receive a notice and are surprised because you’ve never heard of Medicredit, you are not alone. There is a very good chance that you did not make a purchase or take out a loan directly with Medicredit.

As a result, you may be asking yourself, “What the heck is Medicredit?” Well, Medicredit Corporation is a collection agency owned by The Outsource Group. They purchase charged off debts from other creditors at a substantially discounted rate. Medicredit then turns around and initiates the collection process. If they collect on the charged off account, they generate a sizable profit.

Since the business model of Medicredit involves collecting on charged off debts, they usually employ debt collectors who are aggressive, intimidating, and borderline harassing. Medicredit also frequently files debt collection lawsuits in an effort to try and collect on the full amount owed from the charged off debt.

If you or a loved one are being subjected to harassing phone calls and correspondence from a Medicredit debt collector, or were served with a debt collection lawsuit, do not give up hope or succumb to the harassment. Instead, take action by utilizing the vast resources available through ZumaZip. We assist consumers who are being hounded by debt collectors and taken to court in debt collection lawsuits. We’ve compiled relevant information that helps demystify the process associated with debt collection lawsuits so you know what to expect and what steps you should take to protect your rights against a debt collection company like Medicredit.

You Have Rights When Contacted by a Medicredit Debt Collector

Medicredit routinely tries to take advantage of consumers by preying on their lack of knowledge about their rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Many people are unaware of the fact that debt collectors are generally prohibited from engaging in harassing and vulgar phone calls and cannot contact you at work or at all hours of the night. If a debt collector engages in these inappropriate practices, you have grounds to file a lawsuit against the debt collection company for violating the FDCPA.

How to Defend Yourself If You are Sued by Medicredit in a Debt Collection Lawsuit

If you are served with a debt collection lawsuit, it is important to be proactive and respond to the Complaint. Why? Because you only have a finite period of time to file your “Answer” to the Complaint. In fact, when you are served with the Complaint, the proverbial clock begins to run on the time period you have to respond to the lawsuit. Here are some tips you can use when drafting your Answer to the Complaint:

  • Never admit liability for the debt. This is because Medicredit bears the burden of establishing liability. Medicredit must produce evidence to show that you actually owe the debt (which is important because it is quite common for debt collection companies to sue the wrong person).
  • File your Answer with the Clerk of Court in the time period provided (in most debt collection cases, your Answer needs to be filed within 20 or 30 days after you are served with the Complaint).
  • Mail a copy of your Answer that was stamped by the Clerk of Court to Medicredit.

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How to Beat Medicredit – Affirmative Defenses to Raise in Your Answer

When you respond to the Complaint, it provides an opportunity to highlight the significant deficiencies in Medicredit’s lawsuit. Remember, in a debt collection lawsuit, the debt collector carries the burden of proving you are liable for the amount owed. This means the debt collector must prove the following with actual evidence:

  1. You are in the fact the individual responsible for repaying the debt;
  2. The debt collector has the legal right to take legal action against you; and
  3. You owe the specific amount listed in Medicredit’s Complaint

If Medicredit does not have sufficient evidence to establish these three legal elements, there is a good chance you will prevail in the lawsuit.

With ZumaZip you can make the right affirmative defenses the right way.

If applicable, you should also consider raising the statute of limitations as an affirmative defense. You may be asking, “What the heck is a statute of limitations?” Well, the statute of limitations is essentially the amount of time someone has to file a lawsuit against another person or company. If the facts of your case indicate that Cavalry SPV is suing you on a debt where the applicable statute of limitations has expired, then you can file a motion to have Medicredit’s debt collection lawsuit dismissed with prejudice.

In addition to raising the statute of limitations as a way to defeat Medicredit, you should consider filing a “Countersuit” or “Counterclaim” if you have evidence that Medicredit violated a provision of the FDCPA. If you have this type of evidence, you could be eligible for compensatory damages and reimbursement of your legal fees.

To learn more, view the resources and information available on ZumaZip.

Overview of ZumaZip

ZumaZip helps demystify the process of responding to a debt collection lawsuit, including lawsuits filed by Medicredit. Here is how it generally works – You access ZumaZip, which is a dynamic, step-by-step web-app. When you are in the app, you will be asked a series of specific questions. Once you answer these questions, you can either print the completed legal documents and mail the hard copies to the court or you can pay ZumaZip to file it for you and to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney review the document.

If you need help in responding to a debt collection lawsuit, consider utilizing ZumaZip.

Overview of What To Do If You are Taken to Court by Medicredit

Here is an overview of what you need to do if you are taken to court by a debt collection company like Medicredit:

  • Make sure you file your Answer within the timeframe provided by the Court.
  • Never admit liability for the alleged debt since the burden is on the debt collector to establish that you in fact are responsible for the amount owed.
  • Take note of any phone calls made before 8:00 A.M. or after 9:00 P.M, any phone calls made to your place of work, and any use of vulgar or inappropriate language.
  • In your Answer responding to the Complaint, make sure you raise any applicable affirmative defenses (e.g., the statute of limitations) and demand that the debt collection company prove that you are responsible for the specific amount owed. These are examples of the types of strategies you can use to defeat Medicredit in court.
  • Consider filing a countersuit or counterclaim for any violations of the FDCPA.

What is ZumaZip?

ZumaZip is a convenient solution designed to streamline your response to a debt collection lawsuit. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when you use ZumaZip:

Firstly, you’ll access our user-friendly web application, which guides you through the process step by step. You’ll be prompted to answer a series of questions related to your specific situation. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, you have the option to either print out the finalized forms and mail them to the appropriate courts yourself, or you can opt to utilize ZumaZip’s services to file them on your behalf. Additionally, if you choose this option, an attorney will review your document for added peace of mind.

If you’re seeking guidance on how to effectively respond to a debt collection lawsuit, ZumaZip can provide the assistance you need. Feel free to explore our FAQs for more information on what ZumaZip has to offer.

What if I haven’t been sued yet?

If you’ve only received a collections notice, but not a lawsuit, the best way to respond is with a Debt Validation Letter. When a debt collector contacts you in any way, whether it’s by phone or mail, you can respond by formally requesting a debt validation with a Debt Validation Letter . This letter notifies the collector that you dispute the debt and forces them to provide proof you owe the debt. They can’t call you or continue collecting until they provide validation of the debt. This flowchart shows how you can use a Debt Validation Letter to win.

Get started with a Debt Validation Letter here.

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