If you live in Ontario, B.C., Alberta, or Nova Scotia and you are receiving collection calls from collection agencies you can hire our firm to send a “cease and desist” letter to these collection agencies. If you are a resident of one of these four provinces and a collection agency receives a letter from Mark Silverthorn stating that our law firm is representing you with respect to a particular account then it is illegal for that collection agency to contact you in the future. Once it receives this “cease and desist” letter a collection agency is only permitted to make telephone calls or send notices to our office concerning your account-the agency cannot legally contact you.
Depending on which province you live in and how long you wish our firm to represent you and shield you from collection calls our firm can send a “cease and desist” letter to a collection agency on your behalf for as little as $40. This fee is reduced if you want more than one “cease and desist” letter in connection with more than one debt.This program stopping collection calls from collection agencies is not available to residents of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI, or the three territories. However, regardless of where you live our firm can provide you with helpful advice on how to avoid or discourage collection calls.
Advice on how to avoid or discourage collection calls
If you are a Canadian resident our firm can provide you with advice on how to avoid or discourage collection calls.The topic of stopping, avoiding and discouraging collection calls is dealt with in considerable detail in Mark Silverthorn’s e-book titled A How-to Guide for Dealing with Collection Agencies in Canada.
The calls have stopped: What do you do next?
If you live in Ontario, B.C., Alberta, or Nova Scotia our office can stop collection calls from a collection agency by sending the agency a “cease and desist” letter on your behalf. Regardless of where you live, our office may be able to help you avoid or discourage future collection calls.
This assistance provides you with some short-term relief from collection calls. But in the long-run, how are you going to handle a debt a collection agency is trying to collect?
Based on our knowledge of the collection industry, our firm can give you advice concerning your options for dealing with your unsecured debts. Depending upon your financial situation, this advice could potentially enable you to save thousands of dollars.
It might be in your best interests to resolve one or more of your outstanding debts by settling them for significantly less than 100 cents on the dollar. In many cases it is possible to settle debts for anywhere between 30% to 50% of what you owe. Our firm offers a debt settlement program where we negotiate debt settlements on a consumer’s behalf.