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Debt Collector

How Can I Gently Tell You, You've Been Scammed?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Now that you have paid, you are on a list of people willing to fall for the scam, the threats and demands should begin to accelerate. The scammers are probably selling your name around as a good target.

Can I Take Advantage of a Debt Collector Settlement Offer Error?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, A debt collector mailed me a bill for the total amount of $308.00. It stated in the letter that they are...

I'm Being Sued Over an Old Debt I Don't Recognize. What Do I Do?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.22.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Some debt collector has been contacting me by phone about an old debt I know nothing about and saying I ...

Four Magic Words to Get Out of a Debt Collector Lawsuit

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Where is the harm in standing up for yourself? If you don't, you are going to lose anyway. So fight.

Debt Collectors Are More Likely To Go After Black People

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business

A new survey finds that African-Americans are much more likely than whites to be called by debt collectors, despite both groups reporting relatively e...

The Debt Collector Lied I Could Settle My Private Student Loan Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Applying logic or assumptions to a corporate policy is never going to work. The agents are limited by the policies and procedures in place at the time of the event.

Debt Collector Allegedly Threatens Mother and Uses Social Media as Weapon

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Now don't get me wrong, there are many good, fair, reasonable, and law abiding debt collectors out there who would never think of engaging in such alleged behavior. And while some may feel "all is fair" in order to collect a debt, there are limits.

'James Bond' Debt Collector Allegedly Murders One-Time Maxim Model

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

The murder of an aspiring model and actress in 2008, after a business deal went wrong, may have been perpetrated by a debt collector nicknamed “Jame...

Even After Foreclosure, Texas Company Pursue Second Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

If there’s any upside to foreclosure it’s the relief that comes with no longer being in debt. But one Texas company seems to be testing even that ...

Catherine New

This Couple Helped The FTC Bust Debt Collection Scam

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.11.2012 | Money

The police car was only 30 minutes away, the caller told Brenda Foster, 46. If she wanted to prevent her own arrest, she better cough up $300, ASAP, h...

Verizon Rep Allegedly Threatened To BLOW UP Man's House Over $308 Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"We were scared," says Verizon customer Al Burrows of a menacing phone call he reportedly received from a Verizon Wireless debt collector. Burrows ...