Convergent Resources, Inc. (ER Solutions, Inc) Review – Bad Bill Collector or Decent Debt Collection Agency?
For those of you that are digging for dirt to see if the following debt collection agency is a bad bill collector, we hope that thisinformation can help:
Alternate Business Names:
219 Perimeter Center Parkway NE
1040 Stevens Creek Road
125 Wolf Road
301 Yamato Road, Suite 4200
3232 W Royal Lane
2550 West Shaw Avenue
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 300
10750 Hammerly Blvd., Suite 200
2400 Presidents Drive, 4th Floor
124 SW Adams Street, Suite 215
10050 N 25th Avenue, Suite 100
800 SW 39th Street
925 Westchester Avenue, First Floor
Steven J Hunter, President
Convergent Resources, Inc (Convergent) is a debt collection agency that specializes in commercial services, including contingent collections, outsourcing, letter campaign, and consulting services. The company has been confused by many as their no longer existent sister company, ER Solutions, Inc (ER Solutions), which was founded as early as 1950 in Kirkland, Washington.
ER Solutions was originally known as Eastside Credit Bureau (ECB). ER Solutions, Inc. operated as an accounts receivable management agency, providing receivables collection services to retail and telecommunications creditors and utilities industries.
Convergent became one of 5th largest companies in the collection industry, employing over 2600 employees in thirteen branches in 10 states. They are also one of the biggest receivables management companies in the United States, providing third party collections and first party outsourcing to a variety of industries, including wireless, telecommunications, banking, utility, cable, and satellite markets.
Convergent Resources, Inc (ER Solutions), cannot be compared to some of the most notorious bad bill collectors. However, according to their January 24, 2012 BBB Business Reliability Report, the debt collection agency had 189 complaints closed with the BBB in last 3 years. 90 of the consumer complaints were closed in the last 12 months.
You can locate various other complaints on Convergent Resources, Inc (ER Solutions) throughout a number of online complaint portals. On December 18, 2011, a complainant reported at Pissedconsumer.com, “having reported the debt collector (Convergent) to the FTC, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office due to attempting to illegally collect zombie debts (old debts past the Statute of Limitations).”
On Nov. 8, 2011, Christopher of Boone of North Carolina reported at Consumeraffairs.com on the debt collection aency (Convergent): “I received a statement from ER Solutions, Inc. concerning a Regions Bank debt on an account that I have never owned. I have tried calling ER Solutions but they have hung up on me thrice when I tried to communicate that the account is not mine. I did have a Regions credit card which has been paid in full. ER Solutions calls and harasses my parents even though they have my correct contact information. This is showing up on my credit and is not correct. What do I do?”
Although the degree of complaints found on Convergent Resources, Inc (ER Solutions) are unsavory, based on the company’s size, again their number of complaints pale in comparison to some of the worse bad bill collectors.
However, if this debt collection agency pursues you to collect a debt, observing their pattern of complaints, look out for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, including improper billing, continuing to call you after you requested that they not call you, use of harassment, or attempting to collect a debt that doesn’t belong to you.
If you suspect that Convergent Resources, Inc (ER Solutions) or any debt collection agency is acting like a bad bill collector and/or has committed an offense under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you may report them to the following state and/or federal agencies:
-Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov)
As a frequent visitor to the Debt Free League Blog, you may have noticed that we also provide our readers with a wealth of resources to combat the abusive debt collection practices of bad bill collectors. You can also call a Debt Free League counselor at 1-800-213-9968 to get additional free tips and information.