How to Deal With Advantis Debt Collectors
Advantis is a debt collection company that works on behalf of the United Kingdom's biggest blue-chip companies and other public-sector bodies. The company also works with HM revenue and customs to collect tax debts.
You may receive a letter or call from Advantis debt collectors if you owe some money or taxes. If they contact you, you should not oblige or share your personal information. You should first demand they prove the legitimacy of the debt before you decide to pay.
If the debt is yours, you have to make arrangements and start paying it as soon as possible. However, in collecting the debt, Advantis might violate your rights by repeatedly calling and sending letters, which is a nuisance. At DoNotPay, we understand the annoyance and are ready to help you deal with such debt collectors.
What Is Advantis Calling Me?
Advantis debt collection agents will call you for the following reasons:
- Demand payment for a defaulted loan or tax
- Negotiate your debt payment
- Reach to a person they believe you know
- Revise the terms of your debt payment
If you want to get in touch with Advantis to make clarifications on their claims, here’s their contact information:
|Phone number||01782 401100|
|Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am to 1 pm
|Address||Minton Hollins Building
Shelton Old Road
Is Advantis Debt Collection a Scam?
No. Advantis is a leading and legitimate UK-based debt collection agency registered member of the Credit Services Association (CSA). It has its policies dictated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
What Happens if You Don’t Pay Your Debt to Advantis Debt Collectors?
Failure to pay your debt to the collector prompts them to take further actions against you, including legal action. The move, if taken, could lead to extra costs added to the money you already owe. However, before they decide to go the legal way, they will persistently call you to ensure that they are convinced beyond doubt that you have ignored their attempts to reach an agreement with you. If your case goes to court and the debt collectors win, the worst that could happen is the involvement of "enforcement agents" who could be authorized to sell your assets to pay the debt.
What Are Your Debt Collection Rights?
As a debtor, you have a right:
- To be issued with a default notice
- To be given time to settle the debt before further action is taken against you
- To receive regular statements and payment records on your credit status and progress
- To be treated fairly and not be threatened or harassed
- The debt collectors should act in a professional and compliant manner when dealing with you
However, you should note that your rights are more protected when dealing with a debt collection company regulated by the Credit Consumer Act than when dealing with those that are not.
For How Long Can a Debt be Collected From You?
Debt collectors have no limited time frame for collecting debt from you, but after six years (for most debts), the debt is considered statute-barred. The lender cannot go through court processes to chase you for the debt. However, the lender can still use debt collection agencies to try and pursue you to pay the debt.
Can You Get Debt Assistance in the UK?
The UK government offers assistance to you by providing Debt Relief Orders if you are in debt of less than €30000. Additionally, you are eligible for assistance if you do not have extra income, don't own a home, and have no assets to sell.
This order prevents your creditors from recovering their debt unless they have an order from the court. After twelve months, you are then freed from your debts.
Deal With Advantis Debt Collectors by Yourself
When Advantis debt collectors contact you, you should exercise your right to ask them to prove that the debt is yours. If the debt is yours, you should agree to settle it.
On the contrary, if the debt is not yours, the first step should be to inform the company support and remove it from your credit report. If they don't do so, you have a legal right to report them to the court. However, dealing with big debt organizations like Advantis will eventually frustrate you. The court ruling can be made against you, especially if you don't have adequate information to back your claim.
At DoNotPay, we have your needs at heart, and that is why we try through thick and thin to protect you from harassment from debt collection companies. Read along and see how we work.
Deal With Advantis Debt Collectors Using DoNotPay
It only takes three steps:
- Search "debt collection" on DoNotPay.
- Answer a series of questions about the debt collectors, including when you were contacted and how you were contacted, so we can determine if they have violated any debt collection laws.
- Decide which course of action you want to take based on our guidance, such as filing a debt verification request, demanding for the collectors to stop contacting you, or reporting them to a professional trade association.
DoNotPay Can Handle Many Other Debt Recovery Issues
We can help you deal with other debt collectors, including:
If Advantis or any debt collection company is harassing you and you don't know to handle them, sign up with DoNotPay today and get the help you need.