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Debt Settlement Industry

Strange Bedfellows: Occupy Wall Street and the Bill Collector!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

OWS is certainly muscling (buying?) its way in, but with a "business" model that collection agencies and debt buyers would not have entertained in a lifetime.

Are Attorney Backed Debt Settlement Programs Safe?

Kevin Yu | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Just because a debt settlement company is "attorney backed" does not mean that an actual attorney will be negotiating their debts.

Debt Collectors Beware: New Illinois Law Bites

Karen K. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen K. Harris

A new law forbids debt settlement companies from unfairly charging customers without having done any work.