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How to Get Debt Collectors to Stop Calling

Aly J. YaleFebruary 29, 2024

How to Get Debt Collectors to Stop Calling? Learn how to write a cease-and-desist letter to stop calls from debt collectors. Also, learn how to complain if...

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Handling Pay Day Loan Collections

Daniel CohenFebruary 29, 2024

Protect yourself from illegal pay day loan collection techniques by learning the payday loan laws for your state. Some states require a payment plan if you...

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Collection Calls On Old Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

How to handle collection calls on 12-year-old debt. Your state statute of limitations and federal law set the rules collection agents must follow. Step 1 is...

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How to Handle a Debt Collection Call from Avante USA 2024 | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 29, 2024

Avante USA is a collection agency that aggressively works with third-party and original owners of the debt. Protect yourself by taking these steps...

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Northstar Location Services

Daniel CohenFebruary 29, 2024

Northstar Location Services is a collection agent. Take these steps if Northstar contacts you or the company's name appears on your credit report. Step 1 is...

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Collection of Written-Off Debt

Daniel CohenFebruary 29, 2024

If the original creditor writes-off the debt and issues a 1099-C, that means the original creditor has forgiven the debt and is claiming the loss on its taxes.

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Collection Agency - Complete Guide to Handle Collection Calls

Betsalel CohenFebruary 29, 2024

A collection agency either buys debts or acts as an agent for the original creditor. Learn how to deal with collection calls, avoid harassment, and negotiate...

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

Learn the top 8 actions a collection agent must take, and the top 12 actions prohibited by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...

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Collection Agency & Credit Report

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

Collection Agency & Credit Report | The creditor (the original creditor or the collection agent) must report settlement of the debt to the CRAs. Learn how to...

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Should I Dispute A Collection Account?

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

Should I dispute a collection account if I know I owe the debt?

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Collecting 13-Year-Old Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

A creditor failed to cash a check 13 years ago, and now wants me to re-issue it, which I cannot afford. What are my rights?

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Prepaid Debit Card and Debt Collections

Mark CappelFebruary 29, 2024

Can a creditor seize or garnish my prepaid debit card?

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Credit Card Collection

Mark CappelFebruary 28, 2024

I have a credit card that I can't afford to pay. Can the creditor seize my tax refund?

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Auto Repossession and Collection

Mark CappelFebruary 28, 2024

What can happen if my car gets repossessed?

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Collection Agency, Collections Laws & Statute of Limitations

Mark CappelFebruary 28, 2024

What is my liability when a collection agency buys my debt? Learn your options and means that may allow you to avoid the debt altogether.

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Question about Collection Agency

Mark CappelFebruary 27, 2024

Learn about the original creditor transferring debt to a third party collection agency. Get more information to help you save, at Bills.com

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Harassment by Debt Collectors

Mark CappelFebruary 27, 2024

How to deal with harassment by debt collectors. First, learn your rights under the FDCPA. Second, consult with a lawyer when a debt collector...

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Personal Debt Collection

Mark CappelFebruary 27, 2024

Personal Debt Collection | When a debt collector contacts you, it is important that you don't ignore the situation. Some collectors can come to your home or...

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Getting Harassed by Bill Collector

Bills.com TeamFebruary 27, 2024

See what recourses that may be available to you if you are getting harassed by a bill collector. Learn more about collection accounts at Bills.com

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Jefferson Capital Systems: Deal with collections | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

Jefferson Capital Systems LLC is a major debt collector. If they appear on your credit report, or they called or contacted you, then take these steps to...

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How to Handle a Debt Collection Call from Resurgent Capital Services 2024 | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

Resurgent Capital Services is a major debt collector. If they appear on your credit report, or they called or contacted you, then take these steps to...

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Alltran Financial – Deal with collections 2024 | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

Alltran Financial is a collection agency that works with original creditors and third-party debt buyers. If they contact you, protect yourself by...

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Dealing with Debt Collection Complaints

Betsalel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

Debt collection complaints are common. The CFPB has received over 182,000 debt collection complaints over the last 5 years. Learn about how complaints...

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MRS Associates

Daniel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

MRS Associates is a collection agent. If MRS Associates calls or sends you a letter, take these 3 steps to protect yourself. First, validate the debt...

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Zwicker & Associates

Daniel CohenFebruary 27, 2024

Zwicker & Associates is an aggressive debt collector. Three steps you should take to prevent Zwicker & Associates from suing you. To protect yourself, first...

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Collector Harassment

Bills.com TeamFebruary 26, 2024

Learn how to deal with aggressive debt collectors in this informative article about collector harassment on Bills.com

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Utility Collection

Betsalel CohenFebruary 26, 2024

Steps you can take to keep the heat and lights on when you cannot pay your utility bill. Learn the secrets of utility debt collection...

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Creditor Trying to Collect on Forgiven Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Learn about rules regarding debt charge-off and what the ramifications might be there for you after a debt has been charged off. Bills.com is your one stop res

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Tactics Used by Debt Collectors

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Debt collectors are infamous for their dirty tactics to trick you into a payment. Learn how to deal with debt collectors with the help of Bills.com

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Common Non-Law and Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

If I pay an amount on my credit card every month (it is currently 45 days late), can its collections department still call me about the debt?

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Collections on Old Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

How common is it for an automobile to be levied and sold for an unrelated debt? Also, what is a reasonable settlement for $16,000 debt?

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Bare Collection Account

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

If a collection agent cannot validate/verify the debt, collection activity on that debt must cease. Additionally, that debt that cannot be reported to the credi

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Fake Debt Collector

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Fake Debt Collector | Just because a voice on the telephone claims you owe a debt does not mean you owe it. Take these 4 steps when a collection agent calls...

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Collection Efforts Authorized User

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Collection companies can be unscrupulous in their efforts, learn about your rights as an authorized user in this article on Bills.com

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Credit Reference Being Harassed by Creditor

Bills.com TeamFebruary 26, 2024

If a borrower fails to repay a debt, the creditor is allowed to contact third parties, such as credit references. Get more information on collector calls and h

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CashCall Loan Collection

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

CashCall Loan Collection | CashCall avoids state usury laws, which limit the maximum interest rate charged to a consumer, by partnering with a bank...

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Collection Agency Fees

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Consult with an attorney in your state who has experience litigating consumer law. In my opinion, you may have a viable argument to reduce the fees collection a

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CKS Financial: How to Handle a Debt Collector

Betsalel CohenFebruary 26, 2024

CKS Financial is a collection agency that purchases debt and also acts as an agent for original creditors and third-party debt buyers. Learn how to...

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CFPB and Debt Collectors

Daniel CohenFebruary 26, 2024

Debt collector practices to be supervised by the CFPB | With more than 30 million Americans facing debt collection the CFPB will...

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Social Media Debt Collection

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Social Media Debt Collection | Bills.com lists 10 uses of information gathered from social media that may surprise users. Don't be surprised if...

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Debt Collector

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

A debt collector is anyone who regularly collects debts owed to others. Debt collectors...

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Being Harassed by Collector?

Bills.com TeamFebruary 26, 2024

Debt collector harassment | Debt collector harassment is a common problem. Some Debt collectors use illegal methods to coerce and trick customers. Learn about..

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How to Contact Creditor to Resolve Debt

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

Get details on how to contact a creditor that you owe, to get the debt resolved. Get more money saving tips at Bills.com

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Collections Advice

Betsalel CohenFebruary 26, 2024

Debt collections advice | Free tips on how to deal with an account in collections. Review your Fair Debt Collection Practices Act rights, so you aren't...

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Creditor Refusing Payments

Mark CappelFebruary 26, 2024

If your creditor refuses your payment it does not meant that you are no longer required to pay the debt. If your payment is refused by your creditor, you need..

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ARS National Services - Dealing with Collection Calls | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 23, 2024

ARS National Services is a collection agency that works with original creditors and third-party debt buyers. Learn how to deal with a collection call, avoid...

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Nationwide Credit Inc: Dealing with Collection Calls | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 23, 2024

Nationwide Credit Inc is a collection agency that works with original creditors and third-party debt buyers. Learn how to deal with a collection call, avoid...

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Portfolio Recovery Associates - Deal with collections | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 23, 2024

Portfolio Recovery Associates is a large collection agent. Take these three steps when Portfolio Recovery Associates calls you to collect a debt. First...

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How to Handle a Debt Collection Call from Rausch Sturm 2024 | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 23, 2024

Rausch Sturm is a collection agency that collects debts for financial institutions and creditors. If they contact you, take these steps to protect...

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Real Time Resolutions: How to Deal with Collections | Bills.com

Betsalel CohenFebruary 23, 2024

Real Time Resolutions is a mid-size debt collection agency that services debt and mortgages. They also buy debt. If you were contacted by RST avoid making...

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