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Debt Collectors Reach New Low

Just when you thought that you had heard it all.... A debt collection agency in Pennsylvania has been accused by that state's Attorney General of staging fake trials with a fake judge in a fake courtroom against people who allegedly owed debt. "The Attorney General's Office told Team...

Collection Tactics: Take Two

Here is another outrageous situation involving illegal tactics used by some collectors. In this instance, the agency targets only US military and as part of its routine collection efforts, it threatened jail time as well as a dishonorable discharge if the service member did not pay. Happily in this...

Third Circuit Holds that Debt Collectors Must Generally Comply with the Bankruptcy Code and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

In Simon v. FIA Card Services, N.A. , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled that a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding is not unconditionally precluded from bringing claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”) [ an enhanced version of this opinion...