Sunday, July 20, 2014

Interesting links From Dwight Hines

The Mystery of the Andersonville Dove


Have You Ever Been Sued Over a Debt? Help ProPublica
Investigate Collection Practices
ProPublica, Jul. 14, 2014, 11:00 am
Paul Kiel

Over the last 15 years, the way consumer debt is pursued has undergone an aggressive
transformation. Debt collectors are chasing far more consumers than 10 years ago – currently
more than 30 million. Debt has a longer life after it goes bad. And it’s now routine for collectors to sue
consumers to collect. Once they win a judgment, they’re free to seize debtors’ wages or bank
account, even if doing so is financially crippling.

For consumers, the experience can be bewildering. Little-known companies buy and
sell debts by the thousands, leaving consumers confused about what company really
owns their obligation. The legal process has its own traps. Consumers may never
receive notice of a lawsuit or be confused about the consequences of not responding to a
suit if they do get notice. Some may not discover they’ve been sued until after their
wages are garnished.

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