Stop Aggressive Debt Collectors In Their Tracks

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There are very strict rules about what debt collectors in Ontario are allowed to do, but if you’ve ever had bills or debts go to collection, you know that not all debt collectors play fair.

These are just some of the rules debt collectors in Ontario have to follow:

  • They must send written notice by regular mail before contacting you, including the amount of money you owe
  • They may not contact you more than 3 times in a 7-day period
  • They must follow strict time constraints for contacting you, such as no contact between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., or on Sunday except between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • They may not threaten or intimidate you, use profane language, or harass you

Debt collectors enter the picture when you’re overdue paying a debt.

Often it’s a credit card company or a large bill (for example, a dentist typically waits about 3 months before outsourcing a bill to a debt collector). Collectors are either hired to collect the debt on behalf of the company or business you owe or they may buy the debt outright. Even when collectors follow the rules, the letters and calls are stressful and disruptive to your family life and your career.

In one case recently handled at David Sklar & Associates debt collectors nearly jeopardized our client’s attempts to get back on track. In this case, Paul (not his real name) was earning $85,000 as a computer hardware engineer and supporting his wife and three children in Toronto when the company closed down.

Highly specialized and in an industry with a surplus of similarly-qualified professionals, it took Paul two years to find a new job, during which time the family borrowed heavily, even while Paul’s wife Nancy worked a part-time job. When Paul finally did get back to work, his credit card bills had gone into collection – and they started calling the office.

The calls were so frequent (the family had maxed out 6 different credit cards) that Paul worried they would affect his job performance and cost him his new job – until he filed for a consumer proposal.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, you can get relief by calling David Sklar & Associates. As soon as you file for a consumer proposal, collectors must stop contacting you. Long before a final agreement to settle your debts is made, you can get relief from collectors. Debt collectors can cause a lot of stress, but experts in consumer proposals can provide fast relief.

It’s not just relief from debt collectors that a consumer proposal offers. It will also put a stop to legal action against you such as a frozen bank account or wage garnishment.

When you’re insolvent, you will have to consider a consumer proposal vs bankruptcy but Licensed Insolvency Trustees can help you decide the best path to debt freedom. Much depends on your financial situation and the size of your debts.

Visit any David Sklar & Associates location for a free consultation. With our help, you can stop collection calls and find a way out of debt.

 

Take Your First Step Towards A Debt Free Life

If you are overwhelmed by debt, call us at 1-844-962-9200 to book a FREE, confidential appointment. We will review your financial situation in detail and discuss all of your options with you. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you. 

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Great experience i was in financial trouble and someone of my friends recommended this company. Cori is a wonderful and welcoming person she did a very good job and came up with a smooth and flexible monthly payment after the reduction. i highly recommend this company. Thank you David sklar and special thanks to Cori.❤️🙏🏻
Jasmine Joseph
22:08 13 Jan 23
Met up with Mr. Jason Sklar to discuss more in person, very thorough and clear. He is very kind and thoughtful, I will be referring anyone with the same situation to David Sklar & Associates.
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02:33 29 Dec 22
I was a reck talking yo Jason Sklar was easy comfortable he explained everything and put my mind at ease I would recommend the team od sklar to everyone. I have already talked to my ci workers about them
kevin mcweeney
01:13 22 Dec 22
The team at David Sklar & Associates is fantastic.I worked with Jerry whom not only made - what seemed like intimidating process to initiate at first - comfortable.He made everything transparent and took the time to explain the process every step of the way.He was kind, attentive, and professional. Everything was made straightforward and stress free and we found a solution together that worked.Thanks to Jerry and the team.
Jordie Angiolillo
18:22 21 Dec 22
From day one till the end which is today😁 DavidSklar gave me a 5star service and treatment. And I will 100% recommend him and his Associates. This is the best Christmas present ever! Thank you David! More business to come! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
barbee diaz
16:37 16 Dec 22
I FOUND DAVID SKLAR & ASSOCIATES BY GOOGLING "BANKRUPTCY" (EARLY NOV. 2021). ON NOV.4, 2021 I HAD A MEETING WITH CORI NARON AT HER OFFICE AT ST CLAIR ANDBATHURST. HER POSITIVE APPROACH TURNED ASTRESSFUL SITUATION INTO A STEP BY STEP UNDERSTANDABLE PROCESSON SEPT. 23, 2022 I OBTAINED MY AUTOMATICDISCHARGE FROM BANKRUPTCY AND MY CERTIFICATE OFDISCHARGE.THANK YOU CORIBRUCE BURGESS
bruce burg
21:35 02 Dec 22
Jerry was wonderful and provided superb service. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and made an intimidating and shame filled time in my life stress free. I hesitated for a long time to take the next step, but Jerry answered all questions, was patient and made the process effortless. I am eternally grateful, and highly recommend Jerry’s services.
M J
18:41 01 Dec 22
Jerry was professional and was easy to deal with
Debbie Asquith
00:09 29 Nov 22
I was quite nervous and a little embarrassed that I needed financial advice. I met with Jerry Janiec and he was very helpful. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything in easy to understand terms so that I understood what my options were. I would recommend David Sklar & Associates for anyone in my position.
Melissa Blackburn
19:53 17 Nov 22
I was fortunate enough to be referred to David Sklar & Associates Inc. by a family member. Now in the10th month of a Consumer Proposal process, I am very impressed with the organization, professionalism and impeccable customer representation that I have experienced. To this effect, I amparticularly thankful to Jerry Janiec and Rhoda Lewis for their excellent work.
Suzanna Vaclavik
12:21 16 Nov 22
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