Our debt collection blog keeps you updated with new information about dealing with debt collectors, including updates to our free e-book Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights.
We also feature answers to debt collection questions from readers here.
Is sending someone to collections without notice even legal? Find out what to do if this happens to you
When can a credit card company place a lien on your house for credit card debts or other bills? Learn about your rights here.
An Arm and a Leg podcast is a must-listen. It's entertaining and informative. A recent episode focused on the Tik Tok Mom who gives advice about dealing with medical debt collectors. And DebtCollectionAnswers.com got a shout out! Take a listen. (Keep in mind you can learn more about your rights dealing with debt collectors here at DebtCollectionAnswers.com.)
Can medical bills be sent to collections while making payments? Learn what to do now!
The FTC is cracking down on what it calls the "worst debt collection tactics" in Operation Corrupt Collector.
It has announced two new settlements and actions against:
National Landmark Logistics, LLC. Filed in federal court in South Carolina, the complaint alleges that National Landmark Logistics, four related companies, and three individuals took in more than $12 million through illegal debt collection practices – including pressuring consumers to pay debts they didn’t actually owe or that the defendants had no right to collect.
Absolute Financial Services, LLC. The FTC complaint charges that Absolute Financial Services, which operates in the Charlotte, North, Carolina area, collected more than $5.2 million from consumers, using National Landmark Logistics to place deceptive robocalls on their behalf.
Does your paycheck list WAGE ATT 1 with money being taken out? Learn what you can do about wage garnishment here.
Do you need free legal advice debt collection harassment or other problems? Consumer advocates explain how to get the help you need affordably.
Can your wages be garnished without notice from your employer? And how do you stop wage garnishment? Find out what to do.
Find out whether credit cards and other debts forgiven after death. Don't let creditors pressure you to pay loved one's bills you don't owe!
When a company goes out of business you may still be paying on a debt you owe. Find out whether you must still pay the creditor or collection agency.
If you are a small business owner, you'll want to make sure you use the right credit cards in your business. There are a number of advantages to considering small business credit cards as a source of short term funding and to earn rewards. This guide can help you choose the right one for your entrepreneurial endeavors.
Reporter Beth Pinsker reached out to me after she received a bill for a 4-year old dental bill! It's not the first time I've heard of old medical bills popping up. Here's what I suggested:
If you've cosigned a loan for someone you may have discovered the debt affects your credit--even if it's paid on time. And if it's not, you're in trouble. Can you get yourself taken off the loan? Here Susannah Snider from US News explains your options:
While in physical therapy for my broken hand, I learned my therapist also taught budgeting classes on the side! Brad and his wife Kimberly are committed to staying out of debt. I'm so honored to share their story. I hope it helps you too!
In her book All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, Elizabeth Warren popularized the 50/30/20 budget plan. Will it work for you? In this interview with Kiplinger reporter Pat Mertz Esswein we talk about this popular budget plan."
What are some essentials that young people need to know about credit? Debt Collection Answers cofounder Gerri Detweiler recently shared her perspective in this article...
I have some property of my friend's here at my home. Now I don't want to give it back because I loaned him $7000 in cash one year ago. Can I keep his property until he pays me back ?
My phone is in my name. I live with my girlfriend for two years, a bill collector called today looking for her ex. How sis they know to call my number? Supposedly she hasn't talked to ex so he shouldn't have my number. Please help!
I received 2 collection letters for my son with my name on them. He doesn't live with me. When I looked at my credit report they put the to bills for in collections under me...
Years ago ago I started receiving phone calls from debt collectors and people looking for someone with the same last name as mine. They said there were civil complaints against her and she owed a lot of people money. It turns out this woman had listed me and my sister as her daughters on some paperwork and listed our phone numbers so that the collectors, etc would call US instead of her.