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Am I Safe Coming Back Into the U.S. With My Old Debt? – Sam

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“Dear Steve, I have 18500$ of (credit card + voluntary repossessed auto loan + medical loans) debt. I left the US last year due visa issues and family emergency and since then there’s no news from anyone about my debts except some emails. Even the emails have stopped now a days. I constantly monitor my credit report to find that ... Read More »

Debt Collector Credigy Receivables Has to Pay Woman $26,000.

This case comes out of North Carolina and fell against a collection company called Credigy Receivables. What makes this a story worth reading is the extent at which Credigy Receivables really screwed up on properly collecting on the debt of a woman named Blanche Whittington. It might take a few minutes to get through all of this but by the ... Read More »

Credit Bureau Collection Services Pays More Than $1 Million to FTC for Violations of FDCPA and FCRA

A nationwide debt collector has agreed to pay a civil fine of more than $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by inaccurately reporting credit information and pressing consumers to pay debts they often did not owe. According to the FTC’s complaint, the company and two of its officers illegally tried to collect invalid ... Read More »

Yep, It’s Official Mann Bracken Out of Business. Ordered to Cease All Debt Collection Activity.

Recently people have been leaving comments that the national debt collection company Mann Bracken is not cashing their checks. Well it appears clear now that Mann Bracken has been put out of business and they have lost their debt collection license from the State of Maryland. On January 1, 2010 Scott Kramer, Esq. of Mann Bracken sent a letter to ... Read More »

Goodbye Mann Bracken. A Debt Collection Company Worth Going Bankrupt.

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Boy, you talk about another corporate convoluted mess unraveling, this one is a doozy. To get the background you need to read Facts Reveled in National Arbitration Forum Lawsuit Should Make You Want to Puke. In that piece you can learn more about the convoluted corporate games that were played to basically corrupt the credit card arbitration process into a ... Read More »

Redline Recovery Services Pretends to Work With Woman’s Lawyer

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Redline Recovery Services LLC, 11675 Rainwater Drive, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30009 seems to be at it again. They are quickly falling into the rogue collector bucket if they keep up the behavior alleged in the lawsuits below. Well now a Florida woman has claimed that she had retained a lawyer to represent her with her debt and a Mr. ... Read More »

Green Tree Servicing Debt Collector Sued For Killing Man From Stress and Intimidation

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Dianne McLeod recalls her husband, Stanley, getting so visibly upset when the debt collectors called that she had to take the phone away from him. She believes constant harassing phone calls and other tactics eventually killed him. “I think they were a major contributor to his death because of the stress and what I saw it doing to him,” she ... Read More »

There’s Big Bucks in Bad Debts

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For decades, credit-card companies and other firms would eventually give up after attempting to collect from deadbeat customers. Now, companies are packaging and selling many of those overdue accounts for pennies on the dollar to debt collectors. The collectors then aggressively pursue the debtors to repay, or they turn around and resell those same debts to other collection firms. This ... Read More »

How to Stop Debt Collector From Calling You – Video

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Here is a nice new video from the Federal Trade Commission to help explain what rights you have when facing debt collection. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

What Would Life Be Like if Jesus Was a Debt Collector for Bank of America?

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It does not matter what religion that you practice, seeking divine intervention is a common thread that binds us all. And that is good. Since debt does not discriminate among those of various religions we should not discriminate when we talk about a single unified higher power, in this case and for this discussion, God. There is no way that ... Read More »

Frightening Calls From Fake Debt Collectors Threaten People With Jail for Payday Loans. It’s a Scam.

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Phantom phony debt collectors with Indian accents are calling people trying to scare them into paying debts that are not theirs. Some of the company names they use are American Credit Services, TAC Evolution, Allied Financial Services, CashNetUSA, Sonic Bank, Sonic CashNet, CashLand, and Cash America. If you know of others, please add them in the comments section below. The ... Read More »

Collection Lawyer Blames Wrong Man for Allowing Himself to be Sued.

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Now here is a story that made me laugh. Picture this, a collections firm sues a man over a debt that isn’t his and the lawyer, in front of the judge, accuses the man of allowing himself to be sued even though he told the collections company he was the wrong guy. Under questioning by the judge, Mr. Hoyte recounted ... Read More »

Debt Collector That Called People Loser for Not Paying Their Debts Just Went Bankrupt

I don’t think people who go bankrupt are losers or morally corrupt. Most people are just good people stuck in the middle of a really bad situation. But people do feel bad about the situation and often feel less than whole for having lived through the need to file bankruptcy. But I could not help chuckle at the irony here ... Read More »

New York Files Criminal Charges Against Debt Collectors

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Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the filing of criminal charges against 12 employees of several Buffalo-area debt collection companies for posing as law enforcement officials and threatening to have consumers thrown in jail unless they immediately paid off the debts that they supposedly owed. All of the individuals charged today worked for one or more of the debt ... Read More »

NY AG Goes After a Group of Buffalo Debt Collectors For Using Verbal Abuse and Sexual Harassment to Collect

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Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down a Buffalo-based debt collection operation consisting of 13 debt collection companies run by Buffalo residents Omar Smith, Narvell Benning and Keith Marshall (collectively, the “Benning-Smith Group”). Today’s announcement is the latest action in Attorney General Cuomo’s ongoing investigation of unlawful debt collection ... Read More »

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