How to Avoid Calls From Global Debt Recovery Collectors

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How to Stop Global Debt Recovery Collection Calls

Are you a victim of constant phone calls from debt collectors? If so, then you're not alone. Many people across the U.K. have been targeted by this company, and their aggressive tactics can be overwhelming.

You may be wondering what you can do to stop the calls, and how to protect yourself from their harassment. This guide will provide you with information on your rights when it comes to debt collectors, and how to deal with them if they contact you. We will also show you how DoNotPay can work on your behalf to stop Global Debt Recovery's nuisance calls.

Who Is Global Debt Recovery and Why are They Calling?

is a debt collection company based in Surrey, England. As is the case with many similar debt collectors, they pursue debtors to get payment. They may either own the debt or receive a commission from payments if working on behalf of creditors.

While Global Debt Recovery is a member of the Credit Services Association and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), there have been reports of the company wrongfully pursuing clients for debts that they did not owe or for an inaccurate amount.

If the company is frequently calling you, it indicates they have a record of unpaid debt in your name. They will continue to call until the debt is paid. You may contact them for further information or clarification.

Global Debt Recovery Contact Information
Phone0208 336 7000
Monday-Thursday 8 am - 6 pm

Fridays 8 am - 4 pm

Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm
Address8-10 Coombe Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4QE

Is Global Debt Recovery a Scam?

The company represents a wide range of creditors and collects unpaid debt on their behalf. While they are not a scam, their methods of collecting debt may be questionable and possibly violating your rights.

What Happens if I Ignore Calls From Global Debt Recovery?

Unfortunately, ignoring their calls will not make them stop from constantly trying to collect from you. The only way to stop the calls is to communicate with them to clarify any unpaid debt on their record or register a complaint against the company for needlessly calling.

If you continue to ignore their attempts at reaching you, and you do have an unpaid debt with them, they may attempt to send a representative to your home.

How to Work With Global Debt Recovery

The first step to attempting to stop Global Debt Recovery debt collectors from constantly calling you is to speak to them regarding what debt they have on record with you. This can be done as follows:

  1. You legally don't have to pay a debt until Global Debt Recovery provides evidence of it. Send them a "Prove it" letter to initiate this request.
  2. Global Debt Recovery must reply to this letter with written proof of the debt on record for you and where it was incurred. If this debt is accurate, you will have to submit payment.
  3. If the debt amount is accurate, you can work with a representative to discuss an affordable payment plan to clear the debt.

How Long Can Global Debt Recovery Try to Collect a Debt From You?

Legally, debt collection companies have up to six years to attempt to collect an unpaid debt. After this time, the debt becomes statute-barred, meaning it can no longer be collected or enforced. The details of this statute are outlined in the Limitation Act of 1980.

What Actions Should You Take if Global Debt Recovery Continues to Call You

If you have either settled the debt amount of the debt, or the amount was proven to be inaccurate, and Global Debt Recover continues to call, you can take these actions against them:

  1. Start a log of the dates and times they call and whom you spoke with.
  2. Send a formal letter to Global Debt Recovery to ask them to stop calling. They will have three business days to respond to the request by phone, email, or post. They are also required to report your complaint to the FCA.

If the above actions fail to stop the calls, you can contact the following agencies for assistance.

  • Trading Standards
  • Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

These agencies may request the log of phone calls you noted as evidence of harassment.

As a last resort, you can also file a lawsuit against debt collectors in small claims court

How DoNotPay Can Help

DoNotPay can quickly and easily clarify if Global Debt Recovery is compliant with debt collection laws. After answering a few simple questions, we'll help you determine what should be your next course of action, as well as contact the debt collector with a demand letter on your behalf. You can also choose to report them to a governing body, and we'll file the complaint letter on your behalf.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Search "debt collection" on DoNotPay.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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