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Debtor Claims of Multiple Contact Attempts from Creditor after Bankruptcy Filing

A debtor who lives in Florida claims Bank of America continued to make multiple phone calls attempting to collect on outstanding debt after he filed bankruptcy, according to the Huffington Post and the Bankruptcy Law Network.  The issue was recently presented to a Florida bankruptcy judge and the outcome should serve as a warning to [...]

By |2018-11-16T21:26:01-05:00July 5th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Debtor Claims of Multiple Contact Attempts from Creditor after Bankruptcy Filing

Questions and Answers about Debt Collectors and Collection Practices

Debt Collectors and Collection Practices Being contacted from a debt collector may pose some questions and concerns that should be reviewed before making payment.  Sometimes consumers are unsure about certain actions debt collectors are allowed and not allowed to do, which can give debt collectors a more likely chance to take advantage of someone not [...]

By |2018-11-07T22:18:59-05:00May 23rd, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Questions and Answers about Debt Collectors and Collection Practices

Be Aware of Con-Artists Claiming to be Debt Collectors

Con-Artists Claiming to be Debt Collectors With a struggling economy, more scammers are trying to take advantage of people who are unable to make payments on their bills. Recent news reports alert consumers about scammers calling and claiming to be debt collectors in order to get personal details and even money from unsuspecting consumers. Scammers [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:29:39-05:00May 15th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Be Aware of Con-Artists Claiming to be Debt Collectors

Most Common Questions about Debt Collectors

Dealing with debt collectors can be a challenging process whether or not you owe what they are trying to collect on.  Debt collectors may exercise practices that are unfair in order to get debtors to pay.  While it's true they can file a lawsuit for an outstanding liability, many feel that debtors are unaware of [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:55:17-05:00May 4th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Most Common Questions about Debt Collectors

When Creditors Try to Collect During Bankruptcy

 When Debt Collectors Try to Collect During Bankruptcy If you have filed for bankruptcy and a creditor continues to try and collect from you, they could be in violation of the automatic stay . The purpose of the automatic stay in bankruptcy is to stop collection activity by creditors, including various forms of legal [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:30:08-05:00March 14th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on When Creditors Try to Collect During Bankruptcy

Debt Collectors Taken to Court After Harassing Widow Over Unpaid Debt

Recent reports from multiple news outlets have highlighted a recent dispute with a senior citizen from Florida and her issues with alleged violations from a debt collection firm hired by Bank of America Corp.  The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports a Florida woman (plaintiff) has retained legal representation and filed a lawsuit regarding collection tactics used to [...]

By |2018-11-08T18:35:09-05:00January 25th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Debt Collectors Taken to Court After Harassing Widow Over Unpaid Debt

Bankruptcy News: What to Do if a Creditor Harasses You

What to Do if a Creditor Harasses You You've started the proceedings to declare bankruptcy some time ago - and yet your creditors are still calling you constantly.  There's not a moment's peace from these creditors: if they're not contacting you by letter, they're contacting you throughout the day, be it at work or at [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:30:33-05:00January 17th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Bankruptcy News: What to Do if a Creditor Harasses You

What to Do If Creditors Are Harassing You After You File Bankruptcy

How Do I Stop Creditors From Calling Me? Under U.S. bankruptcy law, petitioning for a Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy means that creditors must immediately stop all of their collection efforts. However, it might seem as though a few of your creditors didn't get the notice. The collection letters are still being [...]

By |2019-04-17T08:31:48-05:00January 9th, 2012|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on What to Do If Creditors Are Harassing You After You File Bankruptcy

Debt Collection Abuses Worsen

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that the number of complaints against debt collectors has experienced a spike since the 2008. The Federal Trade Commission reports that the number of complaints about debt collectors rose from 104,766 a year in 2008 to 140,036 in 2010, says Tom Pahl, assistant director of the FTC's division of [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:03:33-05:00November 29th, 2011|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Debt Collection Abuses Worsen

Debtor Rights Under The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Your Rights Debtors facing collections actions by creditors have a specific set of rights as defined by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Let's take a look at a few of these rights: The Right To Know A debtor facing collections actions by a third-party collector has the [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:35-05:00November 23rd, 2011|Debt Collectors|Comments Off on Debtor Rights Under The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act