IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DEBT
We are required under state law to notify consumers of the following rights. This list does not contain a complete list of rights consumers have under state and federal law.
The state Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act require that, except under unusual circumstances, collectors may not contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They may not harass you by using threats of violence or arrest or by using obscene language. Collectors may not use false or misleading statements or call you at work if they know or have reason to know that you may not receive personal calls at work. For the most part, collectors may not tell another person, other than your attorney or spouse, about your debt. Collectors may contact another person to confirm your location or enforce a judgment. For more information about debt collection activities, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov. Nonprofit credit counseling services may be available in your area. State and federal law require debt collectors to treat you fairly, and prohibit debt collectors from making false statements or threats of violence, using obscene or profane language, and making improper communications with third parties, including your employer.
The Rosenthal Act, California Civil Code Section 1788.21, also requires that in connection with any consumer credit existing or requested to be extended to a person, such person shall within a reasonable time notify the creditor or prospective creditor of any change in such persons name, address, or employment.
For California consumers, CMRE Financial Services, Inc. follows the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 and places a premium on consumer data security and privacy. Consumers may contact us toll-free at (877) 650-6130 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests related to this law.
Please be aware that CMRE Financial Services, Inc. does not sell any data to third parties.
Please be aware that CMRE Financial Services, Inc. may collect information as part of servicing medical debt collections which falls under one or more of the following categories of personal information as defined by the law:
- Account name
- Any other financial information
- Audio, electronic, visual or similar information
- Bank account number
- Commercial information, including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing tendencies
- Cookies/beacons/pixel tags, etc.
- Credit card/debit card number
- Device ID
- Driver's license or government ID #
- Driver's license or state ID #
- Educational information, defined as information not publicly available PII as defined in FERPA
- Email address
- Employment/professional-related information (including employment history)
- Gender identity
- Geolocation data
- Inferences drawn from any of the categories to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer's preferences, characteristics, aptitudes, behavior, etc.
- Insurance policy information
- Internet activity (e.g. browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement)
- IP address
- Marital status
- Medical or health identifying information (including health insurance/claims info, disability info, etc.)
- Military status
- Online identifier
- Physiological, biological, or behavior characteristics or DNA that can be used (either by itself or with other identifying data) to establish identity
- Social security number
- Telephone number
- Unique identifier
Our primary source of information is typically from our clients which we serve. Any information received from our clients or other sources which fall under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is excluded by this law. HIPAA has designated certain Protected Health Information (PHI) which may overlap with the earlier identified categories of information which CMRE Financial Services, Inc. may collect. Examples of PHI are:
- Dates, except year
- Telephone numbers
- Geographic data
- FAX numbers
- Social Security numbers
- Email addresses
- Medical record numbers
- Account numbers
- Health plan beneficiary numbers
- Certificate/license numbers
- Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers including license plates
- Web URLs
- Device identifiers and serial numbers
- Internet protocol addresses
- Full face photos and comparable images
- Biometric identifiers (i.e. retinal scan, fingerprints)
- Any unique identifying number or code
Please be aware that sale of personal information to or from a consumer reporting agency is excluded from CCPA if that information is to be reported in, or used to generate, a consumer report and use of that information is limited by the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). Information applicable to FCRA may overlap with the earlier identified categories of information which CMRE Financial Services, Inc. may collect.
Another exclusion under CCPA is personal information collected, processed, sold or disclosed pursuant to the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or the California Financial Information Privacy Act (CFIPA). Information applicable to GLBA or CFIPA may overlap with the earlier identified categories of information which CMRE Financial Services, Inc. may collect.
CMRE Financial Services, Inc. cannot provide you with legal guidance. Please contact your legal counsel for any specific questions about CCPA and your rights as well as any of the laws mentioned above.
13111 E. Briarwood Ave., #340 Centennial, CO 80112
For information about the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, see COAG.GOV/OFFICE-SECTIONS/CONSUMER-PROTECTION/CONSUMER-CREDIT-UNIT/COLLECTION-AGENCY-REGULATION/.
A consumer has the right to request in writing that a debt collector or collection agency cease further communication with the consumer. A written request to cease communication will not prohibit the debt collector or collection agency from taking any other action authorized by law to collect the debt.
Each hospital which holds or administers one or more hospital bed funds shall require its collection agents, in all bills and collection
notices, to include a one-page summary describing the hospital bed fund and how to apply for such funds.
Notice of Important Rights:
You have the right to make a written or oral request that telephone calls regarding your debt not be made to you at your place of employment. Any such oral request will be valid for only ten days unless you provide written confirmation of the request postmarked or delivered within seven days of such request. You may terminate this request by writing to the debt collector.
This collection agency is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, License Number: 40035249.
If you pay or agree to pay the debt or any portion of the debt, the payment or agreement to pay may be construed as:
- An acknowledgment of the debt; and
- A waiver of any applicable statute of limitations set forth in NRS 11.190 that otherwise precludes the collection of the debt.
If you do not understand or have questions concerning your legal rights or obligations relating to the debt, you should seek legal advice.
New York City Residents:
This collection agency is licensed by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs, License Number: 3495596. You may call Ryan Master at 800-783-9118.
Under 6 RCNY Section 5-77(f)(2)(vii), (h)(1), debt collectors must inform consumers of any language access services they offer. We have company representatives who can speak with consumers in either English or Spanish.
All written communications by CMRE are solely in English and we do not provide translations of written communications into any other language. To access a translation and description of commonly used collection terms in
your preferred language, you can find that at: www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/Glossary-of-Common-Debt-Collection-Terms.page
New York State Residents:
Debt collectors, in accordance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., are prohibited from engaging in abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection efforts, including but not limited to:
- the use or threat of violence;
- the use of obscene or profane language; and
- repeated phone calls made with the intent to annoy, abuse, or harass.
If a creditor or debt collector receives a money judgment against you in court, state and federal laws may prevent the following types of income from being taken to pay the debt:
- Supplemental security income, (SSI);
- Social security;
- Public assistance (welfare);
- Spousal support, maintenance (alimony) or child support;
- Unemployment benefits;
- Disability benefits;
- Workers' compensation benefits;
- Public or private pensions;
- Veterans' benefits;
- Federal student loans, federal student grants, and federal work study funds; and
- Ninety percent of your wages or salary earned in the last sixty days.
North Carolina Residents:
This collection agency is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Permit Number: 103839.
This collection agency is licensed by the Tennessee Collection Service Board of the Department of Commerce and Insurance.
As required by Utah law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
This collection agency is licensed by the Division of Banking in the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, www.wdfi.org.