Allied Interstate LLC is a collections agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Address: 3000 Corporate Exchange, Columbus, OH 43231
Unfortunately, there isn’t much general information that can be found about Allied Interstate. Any of the information you do find is, more often than not, negative. Their website, www.allied-interstate.com, has very little information about the company itself. Instead, the website discusses the pledge to their consumers:
Rapid response to consumer requests
Resolve issues fairly and with dignity
Strict adherence to privacy and security
Zero-defect compliance with consumer debt collection regulations
No doubt that this “pledge” is a result of excessive legal action and complaints filed by consumers against this company. The website provides consumers with a phone number as well as an email address if they feel they have been treated unfairly.
The Better Business Bureau has a couple different pages dedicated to this company. One refers to them as Allied Interstate LLC and the other Allied Interstate Inc. One of the reviews grades the non-BBB accredited business with a grade of “F.” Within the last 3 years alone, Allied Interstate has amassed over 900 complaints.
Allied Interstate has had a great number of legal actions filed against them arising from unfair and deceptive collection practices. Below is a short list of some of those actions.
- State Of Ohio v. Allied Interstate, Inc.
Date of Action: 8/26/2011
- Maryland State Collection Agency Licensing Board v. Allied Interstate, Inc.
Date of Action: 7/19/2010
- State of Minnesota Department of Commerce v. Allied Interstate LLC
Date of Action: 9/26/2011
- Oregon Department of Justice v. Allied Interstate
Date of Action: 4/7/2011
If you should ever receive a collection call or notice from this company the very first step should be the validation of the debt, in writing, with their corporate headquarters. Based upon the history of the company, the excessive complaints, and legal actions filed against them, you will want to do everything you can to protect yourself from becoming another potential victim. Your next step should be to contact an Ohio consumer protection law firm.