Viking Client Services Is Harassing Me. What Can I Do?

by Benjamin Tarshish on July 2, 2018

Who is Viking Client Services? Is This A Scam?

Viking Client Services, also known as began as Viking Collection Services, is a collections agency based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The debt collection agency was founded in 1969. Though based in Minnesota, they deal with consumers throughout the United States.

Viking Client Services has received consumer complaints claiming Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violations. Some consumer reviews have accused Viking of using unfair and deceptive tactics and making false statements or representations in pursuit of debt collection. Other examples of alleged violations include attempting to collect a debt not owed, threatening to contact an employer and sharing information improperly, and improper communication tactics.

Nonetheless, Viking Collection Services is not a scam and they are in fact an authorized debt collection agency. Businesses from many industries use AFNI as a debt collector, however the agency has many consumers within the car rental industry, dealing with car rental companies such as Hertz, Budget Rent A Car, and Avis. If Viking Client Services has contacted you, it is important that you learn your rights and how best to protect yourself before offering any response.

What Are Common Complaints Against Viking Client Services?

As of June 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received over 75 complaints related to the debt collection practices of Viking Client Services. Examples of common complaints against Viking Client Services include trying to collect a debt not owed and threatening to contact someone or share information improperly (eg: contacting your employer).

The following two real-world examples of complaints against Viking Client Services illustrate these types of alleged violations.

Consumer alleges threatening to contact someone or share information improperly
“They have contacted my employer multiple times daily while I am out working talking about my personal business and can cost me my job. This has been taking up the time of other reps that work for this company.”
 
Consumer alleges attempts to collect a debt not owed
“Viking Billing Services is attempting to collect a debt for XXXX car rental. I do not owe XXXX car rental and did not rent a car from XXXX.”

What Actions Can Viking Client Services Legally Take Against Me? Can They Sue Me Or Garnish My Wages?

As a debt collector, Viking Client Services is not legally allowed to threaten to sue you, or threaten to garnish your wages. They are allowed to contact you via phone, text, or mail. However Viking Client Services cannot call you at inappropriate times including before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m.

Though they are not allowed to threaten lawsuit or wage garnishment, if you do not pay a valid debt owed to them, Viking Client Services may legally sue you in a court. If they get a default judgement against you in court, the judgement will state the amount you owe and allow them to garnish your wages for that amount. If you owe a debt to Viking Client Services and are concerned with the possibility that they might garnish your wages, it would be wise to speak to an attorney before it gets to this point. Our attorneys have assisted countless consumers in fighting back against debt collector harassment and protecting themselves against wage garnishment. Contact us now to see if we can help you as well!

Please call 952-361-5556 now or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form and one of our attorneys handling Debt Collector Harassment can evaluate your case. If we agree to handle your case, our attorney fees will be FREE to you and will be paid for by Viking Client Services.

What Should I Do If Vikings Collection Services Inc Contacts Me? How Do I Stop Viking Collections From Harassing Me?

The first step is to determine if Vikings Collection Services is in violation of your rights. Please refer to the following list:
  • Viking is contacting you about about a debt which is not yours, or a debt amount which is more than you owe
  • Viking is unable to prove that the debt is owed by you
  • Viking is not authorized by the original creditor to collect the debt
  • Viking is making automated robocalls to your phone in order to collect
  • Viking is using inappropriate language, or trying to intimidate you.
  • Viking is accusing you of criminal behavior, or threatening to arrest you.
  • Viking is threatening you with negative credit reporting, lawsuit, or violence
  • Viking is calling you at work, or calling your friends, coworkers, and neighbors
  • Viking is calling you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
  • Viking is calling you many times per week

If any of the above applies to your situation, our attorneys can help! Tarshish Cody PLC represents consumers experiencing harassment from debt collectors like Vikings Collection Services, and our attorneys are experienced in protecting your legal rights. If Viking Client Services is in violation of the FDCPA, we can not only make the debt collection calls stop, but our attorneys can sue Viking and recover up to $1,000 in statutory damages for your FDCPA claim. Furthermore, Viking Client Services would be required to pay your attorney fees and court costs.

Please call 952-361-5556 now or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form and one of our attorneys handling Debt Collector Harassment can evaluate your case at no charge to you.

Is Your Law Firm Able To Assist Me In Filing A No Fee Lawsuit Against Viking Client Services?

If you are being harassed by Viking, we can help! The attorneys at Tarshish Cody PLC have filed many lawsuits against debt collectors like Vikings Collection Services who are in violation of the FDCPA. In total, our clients have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars via these lawsuits.

What Do Our Clients Say?

“[Tarshish Cody PLC] helped us win a settlement from an aggressive debt collection company. [The law firm] was very professional and explained the process and the plan of action. We really didn’t have to do anything. Settlement was reached in a short amount of time. We recommend [Tarshish Cody PLC] to anyone seeking settlement from a debt collection company.”

“[Tarshish Cody PLC] won my case for me against the collection agency that was garnishing my wages. I was really stressed out & embarrassed about my situation, but [Tarshish Cody PLC] successfully sued [the collection agency] & they backed down; we settled out of court, they paid me my damage reward & stopped all garnishments. [Tarshish Cody PLC] went above & beyond for me & when I needed a competent professional who could deliver & be trusted, [Tarshish Cody PLC] was the law firm I needed.”

Can You Help Me Remove A Vikings Collection Services Account from My Credit Report?

Yes we are able to assist with this. Contact us now to learn more.

Viking Contact Info

Viking Client Services, LLC

7500 Office Ridge Cir Ste 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3783

Viking Collections Telephone Numbers

In trying to reach customers, Viking calls from a multitude of phone numbers. Here is list of phone numbers from which consumers have reported getting calls from Viking Client Services, pertaining to debt collection:

8776256540
8009550262
8009490996
8004888931
8009746399
8009746340
8008184937
8008185846
8006374564
8004780297
8004778308
8006592140

How We Can Help

  • Stop The Harassment: All debt collection calls stop once you’ve retained Tarshish Cody, PLC.
  • Get up to $1,000: We can Sue and Recover up to $1,000 in statutory damages for your FDCPA claim
  • 100% Free Legal Assistance: Harassing Debt Collectors must pay our fees in FDCPA claims.

Tarshish Cody PLC represents consumers experiencing harassment from debt collectors like Viking Client Services and our attorneys are experienced in protecting your legal rights. Our law firm understands how difficult it is for consumers who fall behind on bills, when pressured by harassment that is illegal and needs to cease. Dealing with harassment is a positive step in the process of managing your late payments or debt. Our attorneys can discuss remedies such as debt consolidation, short sales, bankruptcy, and more, but most importantly, we can get the harassment to stop.

Please call 952-361-5556 now or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form and one of our attorneys handling Debt Collector Harassment can evaluate your case.

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