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Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Worth Reading – Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy. On the morning a debt collector threatened to rape his wife, Andrew Therrien was working from home, in a house with green shutters on a cul-de-sac in a small Rhode Island town. Tall and stocky, with a buzz cut and a square, …

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FTC Stops More Fake Debt Collectors Operating as Alliance Law Group

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a debt collection operation with taking people’s money for fake debts they did not owe by posing as lawyers and falsely threatening to sue or have them arrested if they did not pay. A federal court temporarily halted the operation and froze its assets at the request of the …

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Company is Chasing Me for a Debt I Don’t Owe. What Do I Do?

Question: Dear Steve, Back in December of 2014 I received an email from a company stating that I owed them $990.68 for a debt that I know I don’t owe. They state in their email that they put my social security # into their National Database checking system and said that I was never charged …

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The Debt Collector Said I Will Be Arrested So I Paid a Debt I Didn’t Owe

“Dear Steve, “I was called about a debt that supposedly I owe I was in a consolidation payday debt agreement and I thought all of them had gotten paid got called about sending the police to arrest me at work. Did not want the embarrassment nor the file on my teaching record, therefore, I paid …

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If You Get This Debt Collection Email. It’s Dubious at Best.

One of my Facebook followers sent me this email they got for a debt collection company trying to scare them into paying a debt they most likely don’t owe. This effort ranks right up there with all the other bogus debt collection efforts that try to scare someone into paying a debt the company may …

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

“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 …

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Old Payday Loan People Are Threatening to Turn Me Over to Local Authorities. – Shemeka

“Dear Steve, Over 5years ago I took out went to a check cashing place n got a pay day loan n forgot about it so i didnt pay them off now about 2months ago a collection agency has been calling for repayment of check for about 520.00 and on top of that lawyer and court …

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A Guy Keeps Calling And Says He Has a Summons for Me About Some Debt. – Stefannie

“Dear Steve, Private number keeps calling saying there has been a summons for me. He states I can call the company at 866-239-0475 and settle out of court. He also claims he as on e was to my work. I didnt call back BC when I Google the number it led to a scam. The …

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