Collection calls

Collection calls can be very troubling for many

Collection calls can be very troubling for many that are having issues paying their debts. Once you file for bankruptcy or file a consumer proposal, the collection calls will stop!

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David Sklar & Associates Inc.
5.0
Based on 740 reviews
Patty Murphy
21:34 18 May 22
Jerry is a very patient person, he answered all my questions and made this experience so smooth and easy for me. I was not sure what to expect but dealing with him made me feel so much better. He sure knows what he is doing and how to put people at ease for sure (should have done this long ago). I recommend him to anyone I am so glad I had him on my side and now to do my part. Thanks Jerry ur greatPattie
Debbie Livingston
01:24 11 May 22
Rhoda Lewis helped me achieve a fresh start two and half years ago! She was very professional with a very warm, caring personality! I emailed her today with a question and she responded quickly. She's great at her chosen profession!!
Cassandra Keenan
21:05 10 May 22
Nothing but good things to say about Jackie. She was so nice and so understand and everything was so quick and easy. In a matter of a week, there was the solution that I never thought was possible. Thank you so very much for everything that you have done. ❤️❤️❤️
Hubert Z
03:08 10 May 22
I was in a lot of debt and stress, Jackie Stanley with David Sklar & Associates was very professional, and extremely helpful with getting out of debt. I should of did this sooner, they take the all the weight and stress of a persons shoulders, amazing team at David Sklar & Associates!!
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02:42 10 May 22
Jackie helped me out during a really tough time and she made the entire process very easy and painless. I highly recommend reaching out to her if you find yourself in any financial trouble. You won’t be disappointed!
Kipyego arap Serem
19:00 09 May 22
I had a good experience with Jackie. Making appointment to see her was easy and follow up was great. I appreciated the detailed information she gave and the clear explanation of the options I had. While I landed on this company without anyone's recommendation, I will be happy to recommend their services to those who need them.
Ankita Sisodia
18:51 09 May 22
Jackie has been really helpful with my issues. She is approachable and friendly and I recommend her to anyone trying to access her services.
Christina Ivany
15:52 07 May 22
The service that was provided to me from Trina at David Sklar and Associates was nothing but superb! I was referred to them through family, and Trina was nothing but understanding and so so so helpful! Every part of the process was smooth and efficient and she explained everything to me so I would be able to understand the process. Can’t believe the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders. Thank you so so much Trina!
Linda Bennett
15:29 06 May 22
I’m so glad that I spoke to Rhoda. I was nervous having to claim bankruptcy, but Rhoda is very resourceful and has a wonderful way of putting you at ease. I felt like I was speaking to my best friend. Rhoda from the bottom of my heart thank you for your help and kindness it goes along way. Linda Bennett
Emma Higgins
19:14 02 May 22
I was absolutely terrified of admitting I needed help and was in a tough position where my best option was to file for bankruptcy. As someone with severe anxiety it was one of the hardest calls I had to make but once I spoke with Trina at David Sklar she immediately made me feel at ease and like I was in good hands. I mostly dealt with Trina and Eva who were so kind and communicative throughout the whole process and made it as painless as possible.I did briefly speak with a couple of other associates from time to time and they were also equally as lovely. The reviews for this company obviously say a lot about these guys and it rings true. I’m not someone who usually writes lengthy reviews but I am happy to recommend David Sklar and associates for anything. Thank you guys for always treating your clients like human beings and always being available for questions or concerns.
Jan Toone
00:43 28 Apr 22
I’m finally debt free! I made the right decision by contacting David Sklar to help me with my debts. Grateful to his Associates, especially Cori Naron, she’s very approachable, knowledgeable and kind. She indeed helped me succeed (with her advices and experiences) to pay off my balance before my due date 😇. Her office at St. Clair Ave. West is very accessible as well. I can now focus with my other goals - for I am a mother of Four….
Keeping It Real With Sandy and Ang
17:15 21 Apr 22
I highly recommend this firm. Christine has been such a help and was very professional but kind I was treated with respect at a time when I was vulnerable and overwhelmed and Christine in a very short time made me feel at ease I didn't feel judged or looked down on. This was a hard decision for me to make but I am so glad I took the leap to move ahead with a plan that is showing light at the end of the tunnel.. Again I highly recommend this firm as well as Christine.
Keeping It Real With Sandy and Ang
12:57 21 Apr 22
I highly recommend this firm. Christine has been such a help and was very professional but kind I was treated with respect at a time when I was vulnerable and overwhelmed and Christine in a very short time made me feel at ease I didn't feel judged or looked down on. This was a hard decision for me to make but I am so glad I took the leap to move ahead with a olan that is showing light at the end of the tunnel.. Again I highly recommend this firm as well as Christine.
Brandon Podilczyk
20:25 19 Apr 22
It's been good talking an working with gurvinder he helped me out a lot with my issue I was having an want to say thanks
Alex Vrzovski
16:14 11 Apr 22
David Sklar & Associates really helped me. Specially Jackie Stanley, and the whole team. It was a difficult decision to make, but I was so glad I made it. It was like a huge weight off my shoulders and felt like never ending payments to creditors that needed to stop. With the Team at David Sklar it helped me reset my life again and giving myself a chance at it. Thank you so much for all your help I really appreciate it.
Ricky Oliveira
16:04 11 Apr 22
I definitely recommend going to see Jackie Stanleyto anyone who needs help with their financial stability. Not only was she very knowledgeable in the field, but she was super supportive and always keep your interests as their number one priority. Thanks for all your help!!!
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How to stop collection calls in Ontario

If you choose to file for bankruptcy or a consumer proposal your creditors will be notified, within 5 days by your Trustee. This is typically done via mail, email or fax.

Once you file for bankruptcy or proposal, collection agencies & creditors will not be able to continue or start any collection action.  All communications will be dealt with through your bankruptcy or proposal. All creditors will be required to follow the appropriate steps.

If you have filed for bankruptcy or a proposal and you are still receiving collection calls, simply let them know that you have filed, and that notice has been sent to them by your Licensed Insolvency Trustee. You can also opt to let your Licensed Insolvency trustee know so they can make sure the notice has been sent.

THE RULES DEBT COLLECTORS IN ONTARIO HAVE TO FOLLOW:

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.

  • 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.

Collectors are either hired to collect a debt on behalf of a company or business that hired them, or they may buy the debt outright and collect on their own behalf. Before a company or business assigns or sells a debt to a collection agency, they will usually have tried to collect themselves. For example, a dentist may try to collect their outstanding fees but after three months, they may seek the assistance of a collection agency. Even when the collectors follow the rules, the letters and calls are stressful and disruptive to you, your family, and your employer.

How we helped Paul with debt collectors

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 we 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.

If you’re having a difficult time dealing with collection agencies, contact our office today for a free initial consultation and see what your options are. Make the best financial decision for yourself and get out of debt.