Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published February 27, 2015 how consumers can deal with debt collectors when they believe it is a case of mistaken identity. The article titled “What To Do If You’re Wrongly Targeted By A Debt Collector “ lays out some tips for people to consider to address and get out of the situation.
The article starts off by pointing out how debt collectors can be likened to a Cookiecutter Shark. This is an animal that attaches itself to a prey and takes a big bit out their flesh with their massive set of teeth. The same goes for debt collectors because a lot of them will not stop until they get a big bite out of a person’s finances.
The article shares that if consumers are mistaken for another person who holds the debt, the first thing they can do is to call the collection agency and explain the error in their system. It is also a good idea to request that they delete your contact information from their system to prevent being passed around the collection industry.
Consumers wrongly targeted by debt collectors would not benefit if they ignore the situation. In fact, this could potentially aggravate the situation. One tip the article shares is that when consumers call up the collection agency, make it clear that the dispute is on the account and not the amount. If the first person is not able to help out, it might be a good idea to ask for a supervisor.
It will help people disputing the collection process to understand that the agencies are still ran by people who can commit mistakes from time to time. And with this, it is also possible that the consumers themselves are the ones who are making the mistake of disowning a legitimate unpaid debt account.
To read the full article, click this link: http://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/youre-wrongly-targeted-debt-collector/