Debt Collection | Debt Collection News for 11/05/2013



MONEY: Better Business warns of debt collection scams - Sierra Vista Herald

MONEY: Better Business warns of debt collection scams
Sierra Vista Herald
Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers of fake debt collection scams. BBB has received several inquiries from consumers across Southern Arizona, including Sierra Vista, in the past month about questionable debt collection calls .

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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity . - PR Newswire (press release)

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity .
PR Newswire (press release)
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Washington Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:.
Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection ActivitySacramento Bee
Debt collectors use social media to track debtorsksl.com
FDCPA Reform Bill Introduced in House; Focuses on Time-Barred DebtInsideARM
Better Business Bureau (blog)
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City Targets Debt Collectors - Wall Street Journal

City Targets Debt Collectors
Wall Street Journal
New York City's consumer watchdog is cracking down on debt collectors for allegedly pursuing residents over high-rate loans as regulators try to stamp out Internet lenders they say are skirting state law. The city's Department of Consumer Affairs on .

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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Massachusetts
BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the New England Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Massachusetts consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said New England Collectors Association ...

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Indiana Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Indiana consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Indiana Collectors Association President ...

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, ACA International offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said ACA International CEO Pat Morris. A debt collector may not contact a ...

Debt collectors use social media to track debtors
Debt collectors have upped their game. They're using social media to find the people who owe them money...

Debt Collecting by Text: Why This Practice Should Be Prohibited Absent Express . - Justia Verdict

Justia Verdict

Debt Collecting by Text: Why This Practice Should Be Prohibited Absent Express .
Justia Verdict
Debt Collection By Text Imagine being texted by a collection agency when you are late paying a bill, and imagine if, as well, your spouse, children, or other people who may share your phone, and who are contacted separately by the agency also see that .

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Yes, Debt Collectors Have the Right to Collect, and Sue - Fox Business

Yes, Debt Collectors Have the Right to Collect, and Sue
Fox Business
When a collection agency purchases the charged-off debt, that debt, including fees and interest, is transferred to the collector. The collector has the right to pursue you for that debt, under the rules imposed by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act .

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USDOJ: Debt Collection Employee and Son-in-Law Sent to Prison for Identity . - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

USDOJ: Debt Collection Employee and Son-in-Law Sent to Prison for Identity .
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Based on evidence introduced at trial and court filings, Williams worked for a debt collection company located in Norcross, Ga. As an employee, Williams had access to a database that stored names, social security numbers and dates of birth of .

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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Illinois Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Illinois consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Illinois Collectors Association ...

United Credit Recovery Faces Lawsuit Over Deceptive Debt Collection Practices - LoanSafe

United Credit Recovery Faces Lawsuit Over Deceptive Debt Collection Practices
LoanSafe
(Source: Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson) EUR Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson yesterday filed a lawsuit against a Florida company that purchased millions of charged-off customer accounts from large banks, and then manufactured affidavits .

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Minnesota suing Florida debt collection firm - Pioneer Press

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota suing Florida debt collection firm
Pioneer Press
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is alleging in a lawsuit that a Florida financial firm created fake legal documents, complete with cut-and-paste bank logos, attempting to collect overdue debts from consumers. Swanson announced the lawsuit .
Minnesota AG sues Florida debt buyer over fake affidavitsMinneapolis Star Tribune
Florida debt collector forged bank logos, Minnesota attorney general saysMinneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Minnesota Attorney General Takes Aim At Debt-Buying FirmWall Street Journal

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Phantom Debts: How To Avoid Zombie Debt Collectors - Forbes

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Phantom Debts: How To Avoid Zombie Debt Collectors
Forbes
Just in time for Halloween: Here's the latest on zombie companies who specialize in phantom debts. There are a specialized group of scamsters who go after people for money they don't owe, that is, phantom debts. Through sheer intimidation, they've .
FOX News is Now Throwing Debt Collectors Under the BusInsideARM
Seeking fairness in the halls of justice, Part 2Alpenhorn News

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MONEY: Better Business warns of debt collection scams
Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers of fake debt collection scams. BBB has received several inquiries from consumers across Southern Arizona, including Sierra Vista, in the past month about questionable debt collection calls that appear to be from a local number.  The local phone number that Southern Arizona consumers are reporting is most likely EURœspoofed,EUR meaning ...

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Georgia
ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Georgia Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Georgia consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Georgia Collectors Association President Scott Leeds ...

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Ohio
COLUMBUS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Ohio Receivables Management Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Ohio consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Ohio Receivables Management Association ...

Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Michigan
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Michigan consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Michigan Association of ...

Debt collectors exposed by I-Team shut down by Feds - KHOU

Debt collectors exposed by I-Team shut down by Feds
KHOU
Investigators say the network of companies, EURœoperate a shake-down debt collection operation preying on vulnerable, cash-strapped consumers.EUR Consumers, who say they were coerced into paying debts they didn't owe, or that the companies weren't .

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Important Tips For Consumers To Identify Legitimate Debt Collection Activity In Oregon
SALEM, Ore., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the Oregon Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:  "Unscrupulous scams hurt Oregon consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts," said Oregon Collectors Association President Steve ...



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