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Entries by Bill Bartmann from 03/2012

Make My Phone Stop Ringing and You Just Might End Up in the White House!

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

The targets for debt collectors have doubled in the last decade, with 14 percent of U.S. consumers today subject to debt collection. This 14 percent represents tens of millions of voters.

California Tells Debt Buyers to "Prove It"

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

State Senator Mark Leno has sponsored Senate Bill 890, also known as the "Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act." If signed into law, it will correct injustices that Californians have endured for years.

It's Time for a "Regulatory Cocktail" Against Unethical Debt Collectors

| Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Many U.S. attorneys general are working with each other and with the federal government to control and eventually eradicate the scourge that is unethical debt collectors, because just one strategy alone seems not to be enough.

A Candy Store for Criminals: The Debt-Collection Business

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

It would be convenient to paint an innocent, it-happens-to-everyone portrait of the debt-collection industry, but the truth looks much less like a portrait and more like a mug shot: The debt-collection business has become a career of choice for criminals.