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Nightclub Boss Roughs Up and Threatens to Shoot Debt Collector

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  Photo Credit: mbsurf Bristol Crown Court in England had their hands full today when a case involving a nightclub boss that threatened to shoot a debt collector collecting a £4,000 debt owed to the city passed over their desks today. Nightclub boss, Cam Mu, is being accused of having armed himself with a rifle and kicking Christopher Simcock, bailiff ... Read More »

    Debt Collection Harassment Victim Awarded $1.5m in Punitive Damages

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    Allen Jones, a Lewisville Texas resident, owed just under $200 in debt. His debt was passed on to the collection agency Advanced Call Center Technologies, LLC. While trying to collect a payment towards his debt several employees called his phone and left multiple vulgar and offensive messages threatening him to make payments. Most of the messages were too obscene to ... 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 »

        Boy in China Kills Self to Avoid Debt Collector and Getting Legs Sawn Off

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        Wow. It looks like being in debt in the U.S. is a lot better than in China. Nobody is getting their legs sawn off here. Here is a story from China. The parents of an 18-year-old boy who committed suicide are suing for 760,000 yuan ($111,340) the man they say drove him to it. Father Liao Liubin and mother Dan ... Read More »

          Is There Anything I Can Do to Get the Bill Collectors Off My Back for a Few Months? – Nadia

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          Nadia “Dear Steve, I am 24, I moved to Oklahoma in December of 08, it took me a while to find a good job. I have been working steadily now for about 4 months and trying to get back on track. I planned on going to school and therefore being able to get in-school deferment on my student loans, but ... Read More »

            Deborah Wants to Write Letters to Creditors. But is That a Waste of Time?

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            Deborah “Dear Steve, I have over $30,000 of debt. Most of this is credit card debt but almost as much is medical (doctors, emergency room, ambulance, nursing home, etc.) I thankfully had insurance that paid 80% of those bills. I am disabled now. I have just recently begun getting a disability check ($677.00/month) I have no job, no savings, no ... Read More »

              Denise Can’t Find CACH, LLC And It is Holding Up Refinancing Her Home

              Denise “Dear Steve, I have judgment against me placed a company called CACH LLC. I cannot contact them or the attorney that placed the judgment. In midst of refinancing home to pay off judgment. Lawyer says I need a pay off amount. How can I get a pay off amount if I can’t get a hold of them? What if ... 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 »

                  Marisa Asks “What If I Just Change My Mailing Address?”

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                  Marisa wrote in and asked the following question. “My dad is in deep debt and his mailbox is loaded with bills and notices. it is stressing him out. I was thinking of having his mail redirected to my house to easy his worry and then start acting on his behalf. What do you think about that?” Marisa, Honestly, I think ... Read More »

                    I Am Afraid of the Debt Collectors in India. – Manav

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                    Manav “Dear Steve, I took perosnal loan from KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK on JAN 2008, i had my own business of computer hardware, so i was able to pay them a EMI of 14450/-. Later same year i had to close down my business. Till april 2009 I have made each payment, since I’m working now I’m not able to pay ... Read More »

                      Complaints About Bill Collectors Rocket as Debt Collectors Get Tough

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                      A story by CNN today makes my article on How to Hide From Debt Collection, the Debt Collector and Creditors even more timely. After several years in which Americans were buying stuff on credit they couldn’t afford, a rapidly increasing number are complaining about getting harassed and abused by bill collectors. Nearly 71,000 people filed such complaints with the Federal ... Read More »

                        Is Debt Management and Credit Counseling An Effective Way Out Of Debt?

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                        So many, too many reporters and writers recommend debt management programs and nonprofit credit counseling as a way to get out of debt, but why? I’m afraid the answer is that they always have and suggesting a nonprofit credit counseling solution seems harmless and better than offering the alternative, no real solutions. The credit counseling industry, it is an industry ... Read More »

                          I Am a College Student With Credit Card Debt. How Do I Hide From the Collectors? – Dora

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                          “Dear Steve, I am a 23 year old student who not only has debt from college loans and also credit card debt from last year (on 3 credit cards that have all been closed). I ran up a huge amount of debt in a short time and as of now I am unemployed. I am not able to work cause ... Read More »

                            Josy Writes “My Real Estate Business Is Going Down The Drain”

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                            Josy “Dear Steve, I am in the Real Estate Business. We are also a General Contractor. We currently have close to 4 million dollars in property, but have 1 million dollars in debt. But with the curent economy situation, we have found ourselves in a rut. With little money to build and lots of property we know that if we ... Read More »

                              I Owe Capital One $55,000 And Have Not Paid in 8 Months. – Dawn

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                              “Dear Steve, I owe $5,500 to Capital one. I have not paid in 8 months and it went to collection. They said they are going to sue me. I dont have the money to pay on this for another few months. What do I do? Hi, I am 24 and I have a credit card with Capital one which I ... Read More »

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