Unpaid Bills Land Some Debtors Behind Bars : NPR. This is a disturbing trend. The fact of the matter is that in Georgia, as I would expect is the case in many other states, there is a manner by which people end up going to jail simply because they owed debts to some party. I […]
The Importance of Saving Dunning Letters from Debt Collectors A “dunning” letter is simply a payment demand letter from a debt collector. These letters simply bring about a feeling of anxiety and a concern about credit, lawsuits, or even more severe consequences depending on how vicious and unlawful the debt collector’s practices may be. Naturally, […]
So what is a debt buyer? Debt buyer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the context of debt collection and debt collection lawsuits, a debt buyer is a company, individual even a law firm who buys charged-off debts, usually for pennies on the dollar, and attempts to collect the full face value of the debt. For example, […]
Officials Raid Collection Agency, Arrest Three. There are people in this world who seek nothing more than to steal what is yours and make it there own. They are unscrupulous and resourceful. I can often be heard discussing how debt collectors and debt buyers violate federal and state law. I can also be heard saying […]
Frequently Asked Questions about Third Party Debt Collection Lawsuits - Should I file bankruptcy? What if I cant afford an attorney? Should I call the debt collection law firm and settle?
3rd Party Junk Debt Collection Lawsuits are filed by the thousands against consumers, clog the courts and are often filed by Midland Funding, LVNV, Gemini Capital, Portfolio Recovery and many more with little more no documentation of the underlying debt.
This is good news. It should also not be considered a deviation from the traditional analysis that most courts are to routinely apply to cases that come before them. To the misfortune of many unsuspecting consumers, many courts are quick to dispense with concerns of hearsay, unreliable evidence, bogus affidavits, “robo-signers,” or a myriad of […]
Editorials | Obama blinked and a consumer champion lost | Seattle Times Newspaper. Take note: If you are designated as the official responsible for watching out for consumer interests, doing your job too well may result in you being shown the door. Elizabeth Warren was a warrior for consumer rights and reform of predatory […]
Caller ID and Spoofing | FCC.gov. Finally, we have some small teeth in a law to discourage clear, unambiguous fraud. This type of activity is not just immoral, but clearly in violation of federal (and perhaps many states’ law). As always, any consumer’s best protection against fraudulent activity is the consumer’s own vigilance and skepticism, […]
Remember, the law office that has filed suit on behalf of their client against you is looking out for their client's best interest, not yours.