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CFPB Pulls Back Curtain on Debt Collection and New Rules

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put out a new document with an extensive amount of information that paints the debt collection industry in a new light. One fact I found exceedingly interesting is the percentages of debts the debt collection industry handles, “medical and other health-related debts (36%), credit card debts (20%), telecom debts (13%), and student loan ... Read More »

More Bullshit Debt Collectors Busted By Gov

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Man I get so sick of asshole debt collectors who give professional debt collectors a bad name. Here we go again with another crop of Southern California fakers scaring consumers to extract money. But you want to know the truth about why scammers operate like these jerks, because it scares money out of people. It works. I just wish there ... Read More »

How to Best Deal With Aggressive Debt Collectors

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In today’s world, the term “aggressive” has positive connotations. When hiring an attorney, for example, no one would want a passive advocate for their claims. People want an aggressive lawyer. Similarly, in business, companies want aggressive salespeople; and sport teams want aggressive players. No wonder, I often have clients that try to excuse away egregious debt collector behavior on the ... Read More »

Debt Collectors and Credit Bureaus to Report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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The CFPB has just announced they will be rolling out new proposed rules that will regulate consumer debt collection and consumer reporting markets. Proposed rules would mark the first time these important markets would be subject to federal supervision. “Our proposed rule would mean that those debt collectors and credit reporting agencies that qualify as larger participants are subject to ... Read More »

Debt Collector Agrees to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle With FTC

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A leading debt collection company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.8 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its aggressive collection techniques violated federal law. As part of its efforts to protect consumers affected by the struggling economy, the FTC alleged that West Asset Management, Inc. violated the FTC Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. ... Read More »

Jesus as a Debt Collector

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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 »

Can I Be Sued and My Wages Garnished if I Make $70 a Week? – Karylan

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Karylan “Dear Steve, I am 24 yrs old living at home with my mom and might be getting sued by capital one. I work at a grocery store about 8 hrs a week sometimes not even that. I have had no luck finding a stable job, i might have to quit the one i have becuase i don’t have a ... Read More »

“The Collector’s Pledge” Marks a Positive Turn in the Debt Collection Industry

Martin Sher of AmSher Receivables Management in Birmingham, Alabama has recently made a huge step in the debt collection industry with “The Collector’s Pledge”. Sher, with over 30 years experience in the credit and collection industry was named as the president of ACA International (the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals) for 2010-2011. Sher co-owns AmSher Receivables with his brother, ... Read More »

Mickey Rourke Opens Up About His Job as a Mob Debt Collector

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In China, Credit Card Debt Enslaves. Anyone Surprised?

It isn’t a big shock to find out that the credit craze and panic is exploding around the world. The credit craze and panic works like this: Stage One: Craze – apply and get approved for credit and go crazy racking up the balance. Stage Two: Panic – after you’ve expended your credit resources you panic as you try to ... Read More »

How to Make the Debt Collector Do What You Want

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When you are in debt, sometimes you may feel that you are a “sitting duck” waiting for the debt collector to call. What you may not realize, however, is that there are laws which protect debtors from collection practices that you may find troublesome or harassing. The federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (hereafter referred to as “FDCPA”) and other ... Read More »

New York City Residents of Color, Poor and In Debt Likely to be Targeted for Collection Abuse.

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Debt buying companies – a fast-growing segment of the debt collection industry – engage in systematic debt collection abuses that particularly target low-income New Yorkers and people of color, according to a report issued today by The Legal Aid Society, MFY Legal Services, Inc., NEDAP, and Urban Justice Center. The report finds that debt buyers in New York City routinely ... Read More »

Recent Searches for Debt Advice

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I thought you might be interested in some recent search requests from visitors. It helps to give you a snapshot of what is on the minds of people looking for help. hide phone number from debt collectors how to get out of deebt experts advice on getting rid of debt better management of credit rating and poverty Bank of America ... Read More »

My Twenty Year Old Daughter is in a Terrible Financial Situation. – Sam’s Mom

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Sam’s Mom “Dear Steve, My daughter is 20 and what credit she has is already bad. She lived with a boyfriend (and friends) for two years and now has moved back home. Her current job is in the food industry on a college campus so that job will be gone when the school year ends. We have already used her ... Read More »

How Do Bill Collectors Get Cell Phone Numbers?

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I am often asked how debt collectors get a hold of your cell phone or mobile phone number when you have not given it to them. It is actually very easy to do and best yet, you give it to them. Never call a debt collector on a toll-free number or a direct number if you don’t want them to ... Read More »

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