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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 »

        What Do I Do About Lawyer Calling Me to Collect on Old Debt? – Jeff

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        “Dear Steve, Due to a loss of income last year we have been unable to pay numerous credit card companies. We are stable now but cannot catch up. One of the accounts was charged off in the mean time and it was purchased by a debt-collection company. I have received a letter and a few phone calls from someone in ... Read More »

          Attorney General Reaches Deal With Debt Collection Companies Over Deceptive Practices

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          New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached an agreement with three New York debt collection companies that failed to adequately supervise employees who engaged in deceptive and fraudulent methods to collect debts. The three companies, Creditors Interchange Receivable Management, LLC, Capital Management Services, LP and Tri-Financial, LLC, have agreed to substantially reform their ... Read More »

            New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Debt Collection Companies

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            ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO DEBT COLLECTORS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE Cuomo Shuts Down NY Collection Agencies That Threatened and Intimidated Consumers Into Paying Debts They Didn’t Owe Sends Subpoenas to Nearly 20 Debt Collectors Statewide Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has launched a statewide inquiry into debt collection companies. As part of the ... Read More »

              Collection Agent Trying Not to Use Violence

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              A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor just exemplifies how different consumer debt rules are around the world. In some areas debt collectors can intimidate you and in other parts of the world they can come to your home and office and shame you, grab you or break in. The article is about debt problems in India and my ... Read More »

                What Is The Best Way To Pay a Collection Company? – Martin

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                Martin “Dear Steve, I’m ready to fix my bad credit. What is the best way to pay collection agencys, should i go through a debt management program or pay them myself? Martin”   Dear Martin, If you can afford to pay the collection companies for the past debt in full with one payment, then it would be better to pay ... Read More »

                  I Want to Hide From My Creditors – Janet

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                  “Dear Steve, If I don’t pay unsecured creditors like personal and business lines of credit and I disappear as you have described. What can the creditors do to collect? Do they look for corp bank accounts I might have created? Janet”   Dear Janet, If you go back and read the article I wrote, “How to Hide From Debt Collection, ... Read More »

                    Stop Debt Collectors – 100 Pages of Good Advice

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                    I didn’t tell Gerri Detweiler that I was going to purchase her book and secretly read it. I knew she would have sent me a free copy if I had asked but I didn’t want our friendship to cloud my review of her new book “Stop Debt Collectors: How to Protect Your Rights and Resolve Your Debts”. The book can ... Read More »

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                      Writing this article is a bit of a double-edged sword. You see while I think that open communication is always the best way to deal with a debt situation, sometimes people just need to find a way to escape from the pressure just to recover their sanity. If you are having a difficult problem handling collection calls or dealing with ... Read More »

                        Would You Like to Be a Debt Collector?

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                        Recruitment Video For Debt Collectors This recruiting video for a major banks debt collection department is very interesting if you listen closely to the words. I’d suggest that you even consider watching it with your eyes closed. I think you’ll find the video a very interesting approach to try to put a positive spin on what can be a very ... Read More »

                          Sunday, 9:30 PM, Christian Kills Wife Because of Debts

                          Christian Mogensen & Sharon Glassman - Wedding Day

                          On Sunday September 28, 2008, twenty floors up in a Boston apartment, Christian Mogensen, logged on to his website, updated his web page, and then put a bullet into the head of his wife of many years. Not long latter Christian turned the gun on himself. The webpage update that Christian made was a death announcement of a demise about ... Read More »

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