FTC Continues to Protect Consumers from Abusive, Fraudulent Debt Collectors

Agency’s Activities over the Past Year Detailed in Annual Summary Provided to CFPB Over the past year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued its vigorous work on behalf of U.S. consumers suffering from unlawful debt collection practices, including bringing law enforcement actions against abusive and fraudulent operations, conducting education and public outreach initiatives, and implementing … Read more

Victory and Disappointment for the Debt World Today: Total Debt Falls While Harassment Complaints Rise

CNN Money’s recent article, “Debt collectors get nasty” showed some real insight into the current debt collection process in this country. They touched on information reported by the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, about the number of complaints of debt collector harassment issues on the rise. Apparently these debt collectors haven’t heard of a little thing … Read more

Former Marine Becomes Debt Collector and Says Being Mr. Mean Works Better Than Being Nice

In this video we see a former debt collector talk about how being mean and rude earns him more money than being nice. The piece also contains a number of egregious recordings of debt collectors breaking the law with threats and statements. For those in debt, this may be hard to watch. “To ruin your … Read more

Redline Recovery Services Pretends to Work With Woman’s Lawyer

Redline Recovery Services LLC, 11675 Rainwater Drive, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30009 seems to be at it again. They are quickly falling into the rogue collector bucket if they keep up the behavior alleged in the lawsuits below. Well now a Florida woman has claimed that she had retained a lawyer to represent her with … Read more

Video of Debt Collectors That Pose as Police to Scare People to Pay or They Go Directly to Jail

There are plenty of respectable and good debt collectors that run their business in compliance with local and federal laws. And then there are the collection companies that engage in abusive practices and behavior. For those of us that regularly work with people in debt it is hard to not become distrustful or develop a … Read more