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Most Debt Buyer Lawsuits Foiled By Inability To Prove Debt Owed

Debt Buyer Palintiffs Failed to Substantiate That a Debt is Owed

The Municipal Employees Legal Services of New York’s District Council 37 has seen an increasingly startling number of cases cross their desk over the past few years involving cases pertaining to debt buying lawsuits against consumers. Given that these sort of cases have doubled over the past 10 years, they took a special interest into the matter and conducted a ... Read More »

    Coping With Medical Bills

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    With medical bills skyrocketing, many people feel they simply can’t afford to be sick. But illness and accidents happen anyway, leaving many families financially unhealthy or even bankrupt. While there is no single, simple solution to the high cost of medical care, this brochure is designed to offer suggestions on coping with large medical bills. Hospital Bills “Want to know ... Read More »

      A Day In the Life of A Debt Collector

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      An Account From a Real-Life Collector I arrive at work with a long list of people to call, knowing that if all goes well, I may call 125 people today. Today, I’ll hear stories of businesses gone sour, failed marriages and terrible illnesses. I’ll hear outright lies: “The check’s in the mail,” or “The stamp fell off.” And I’ll hear ... 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 »

          Your Online Debt Collection Rights Guide

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          Here is a Quick Online Debt Collection Guide Most people make a big mess out of dealing with the debt collector and don’t know what their fair debt collection rights are. Dealing with a debt collector isn’t so much about learning how to beat the debt collector as it is just understanding what the debt collector can and can’t do. ... Read More »

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