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I’m Losing Sleep Over Debt Collector Threats. – David

don't give up

“Dear Steve, On April 10,2013 My wife got a call from someone with a forgin accent who told her that they have criminal papers with my name on them breach of contract/fraud for a payday loan that I supposed to have taken out sometime in 2008, I have not got any paper work on this I don’t know where the ... Read More »

    Comcast Claims We Didn’t Return a Cable Box Six Years Ago. Now What? – Sheryl

    pain

    “Dear Steve, I was a comcast customer Years ago. I returned all of my gear and i just received a bill for almost $1100. They are saying that I did not turn in my gear. Remote Control and Cable Box. It has been almost 6 years since I canceled my service with them. This is crazy. It is going to ... Read More »

      Can I Settle My Old Debt With the Debt Collector? – Josh

      No problem

      “Dear Steve, I am 23, almost 24 years old and moved states about 2-3 years ago for a new job. I have owned a credit card since I was 18. I have always paid my balances on time and never had any problems, ever. I now have a debt that I owe of 6,208. With about 4,000 of what I ... Read More »

        It’s Not Fair That I’m Paying Back Really Old Debt. – C

        money down the drain

        “Dear Steve, A divorce in 2005 caused a significant nose dive to my credit. I am now financially secure to pay my creditors (department cards, one revolving bank card, student loans). 2005 seems to continues to haunt me. I had two major credit cards default. Both card account are no longer on my credit report. Card #1 I have made ... Read More »

          Bank of America Sold My Debt to North Star. What Now? – Jane

          contemplate

          “Dear Steve, Bad credit due to financial hardship/reduction in my income. My Bank of America was charged off and sold to North Star last Feb. 28, 2013. North Star has called but I have not answered. My question is should I contact them and pay this debt or just not contact them at all. I want to work on getting ... Read More »

            Portfolio Recovery Associates Sued My Wife on Disability. – Frank

            closeup of a gavel on cash, from above

            “Dear Steve, My wife and I both became disabled and she had to go on Social Security Disability in 2008 and I had to go on Retirement/Disability from the US Department of Defense Civil Service in 2004. Needless to say our incomes dropped substantially and we could no longer afford our credit card debts. My wife received a letter from ... Read More »

              We Paid Our Lowe’s Credit Card Debt and Got Our Bank Account Frozen Anyway

              punched-in-face

              “Dear Steve, I had a Lowe’s credit card balance 700. I was late paying, do to some financial challenges. I borrwoed money to get caught up on debts, went to store and paid balance. Several years later (4) a collection agency sent a letter asking for 1800 dollars, to shelter me and thinking he was helpful, my husband setup arrangements ... Read More »

                A Guy With an Indian Accent Says I Will be Arrested for an Old Payday Loan. – Cha

                scam

                “Dear Steve, I had a pay day loan that i default after a few payments because of personal situation that i had very little control on. Now i am getting calles from an indian accent person threating that cops will be sent to my house or work place to arrest me on felony charges and that I will need a ... Read More »

                  My Elderly Neighbor is Getting Debited by a Debt Collection Company. – Ann

                  Elder Care

                  “Dear Steve, I am helping a 78 year old neighbor with diminished capacity get settled into an extended-care facility, and noticed that there is an amount of $99.02 starting to come out of her bank account paid to a JJD Collections LLC in California. Her social security is $675 a month, and her section 8 rent amount is $515.15, and ... Read More »

                    Capital One Collector is Threatening to Sue Me. – Becky

                    medical-bills

                    “Dear Steve, I have a credit card debt with capital one. I havent heard from them in over 8 yrs…a Collection agency called today and asked Me questions…if i worked last yr…am i Getting a refund. Etc. He said he is going For a judgement against me. Can the garnish my wages? Can they take Money from cking acct? I ... Read More »

                      My Citi Debt Was Split Between Two Debt Collectors. – Max

                      mysterious

                      “Dear Steve, I’m back again. This time I talked to Citi about getting a higher limit because they offered me 18 months of no APR again on the same account. They said no because I had an account in collections. What do you do when you hear this? You freak out. Was my ID stolen? Did I forget something I ... Read More »

                        A Collection Company Bought an Old Payday Loan I Owed. They Are Threatening Me. – Ian

                        angry caller

                        “Dear Steve, an old pay day loan of 600.00 which i did not pay was bougth by a 3rd party collection bcm they called me and said they had court papers to delive but icould pay them 1200.00 and they would cancel them they taped me saying that i owed the debt and to pay payments to them if i ... Read More »

                          I Owed RC Willey But Had to Quit Paying Them. – John

                          classified

                          “Dear Steve, I owed R.C.Wiley $12k + had a medical situation happen and quite paying them and paid the medical . Big mistake ! Anyway they turned it over to collection law firm. I have been making quaterly payments on the $12K for 2 years and have paid the law firm over . The original amount was $8,950 but the ... Read More »

                            Can a Debt Collector Send a 1099-C on a Debt That Charged Off 5 Years Ago? – Regina

                            Help - Red Button

                            “Dear Steve, I defaulted on a credit card account in 2005. I was in a really bad situation. I didn’t even have enough money to eat, let alone pay this bill. I got calls about it for about a year. Then nothing. Occasionally I would get a letter or phone call, but that was it. Today I got a call ... Read More »

                              The Collection Company Says They Will Clean Up My Credit Report if I Pay. – John

                              "Credit rating" handwritten with white chalk on a blackboard

                              “Dear Steve, I had a Doctors bill in 2010 I did not pay. Had several financial problems and were not able to get them paid. The collection company contacted me and stated that if I paid the bill in full they would send a letter to the credit burea’s removing the derogatories on my report and send me a copy ... Read More »

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