Consumer Protection

New ways to combat harmful debt collection practices

By annette |

Many collection firms play by the rules and treat consumers fairly, but those that do not can cause financial harm to consumers and undermine the financial marketplace. Banks and other creditors may collect their own debt. They also may sell off debt to third parties. Those third-party debt buyers may collect the debt themselves or…

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What To Do When A Collector Calls

By annette |

When a debt collector contacts you, at some point in the conversation they must advise you that the call is from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt. At this point, you should not engage in open conversation. Especially DO NOT admit the debt is yours, regardless if you believe it is…

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