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Debtors Revolt

Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Keeps Rolling -- and the Band Plays On

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...

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.

Demand That Collection Agencies Keep "The 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Conscious Bill Collector"

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

If there is one thing that most Americans might agree upon it is that the debt collection industry and the work it performs ranks in status somewhere below that of a Wall Street Banker and slightly above that of a U.S. Congressman.

Jon Stewart Rips Banks For Credit Card Fees (VIDEO)

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"The Daily Show" hammered big banks and credit card companies Tuesday night over exorbitant fees and other predatory lending practices. Jon Stewart de...

Arthur Delaney

When Customer Service Fails, There's Always YouTube (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Victoria Swindell, 19, stands outside a Chase branch in San Diego on a sunny day in November. "I want my money back," she yells at the branch's faca...

Credit Card Protester Takes Campaign To MSNBC (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

John Clinton Tuttle took his campaign against credit cards to the airwaves on Wednesday. "What has gone on for the last 30 years has been outrageous ...

Arthur Delaney

Credit-Card Protester Sticks It To Banks -- With Stickers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

John Clinton Tuttle of Seattle, Wash. is waging guerrilla warfare against high interest rates and other depredations of the credit card industry. He's...

Ben Pavone On MSNBC: 'Somebody's Got To Take A Stand' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The California lawyer who refuses to pay his Bank of America credit card took his case to cable television on Tuesday, telling MSNBC that the 28 perce...

Arthur Delaney

Suze Orman Hails The "Debtors' Revolt" Movement (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Personal finance guru Suze Orman gave top billing to the fledgling "debtors' revolt" movement on her eponymous CNBC show Saturday. "There is a pheno...

Arthur Delaney

"I Was Blind To Let You Go": BofA Dumps Complaining Customer, Wants Her Back Two Days Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jane Padgett couldn't believe it when the company that sells her dog's medicine said her credit card had been denied. When she called Bank of America,...

Arthur Delaney

Jackie Ramos, Bank Of America Employee, Fired After Helping Customers (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank of America fired Jackie Ramos after she took a stand against the bank's $15 "convenience" charges and $39 over-the-limit fees so she could sleep ...

Arthur Delaney

Debtors' Revolt: Bank Of America Cuts Deal With Another YouTuber

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a gripe with Bank of America? Put it on YouTube. Ben Frasier of Douglas, Ore. said in a YouTube video that he wouldn't make any more payments ...

I Refuse to be Ripped Off

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

[Chase] jacked our interest rates to 29 percent across the board. When I called to ask why the interest had been raised, Josh at Chase told me, "Because we can." So, I stopped paying. Because I can.

Arthur Delaney

Ann Minch To Chase Bank: "Are You Stupid?" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ann Minch has a question for Chase Bank after it raised the interest rate on her credit card to 21.24 percent. "Are you stupid? Chase Bank, are you s...

Arthur Delaney

29 Overdraft Fees In 27 Days: Birthday Spoiled By Bank Statement

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Matthew Miller of San Pedro, Calif. spent $2,395 from his checking account during the month of October. He deposited $3,445 on top of a starting balan...

Arthur Delaney

Debtors' Revolt: Former Bank Of America Employee Boards The Bandwagon (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A former Bank of America employee has joined the fledgling "debtors' revolt" movement. "I was an assistant branch manager for Bank of America for two...

Arthur Delaney

Debtor's Revolt: Woman Refuses To Pay Off Bank Of America Credit Card (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For years, Ann Minch of Red Bluff, Calif., has carried a balance of several thousand dollars on her Bank of America credit card, making minimum monthl...

Arthur Delaney

Bank Of America: Another Customer Gets Bank's Attention Via YouTube (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Darren Bryant of Pensacola, Fla. spent hours in what he calls Bank of America's "phone maze," getting bounced from person to person, never reaching so...

HuffPost's Arthur Delaney Discusses "Debtors' Revolts" Against Banks (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

HuffPost's Economic Impact reporter Arthur Delaney joined a panel today on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" to discuss the recent cases of "Debtors' Revolts,...

Arthur Delaney

"Debtors' Revolt" Message Resonates (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Ann Minch told the "evil, thieving bastards" at Bank of America they could stick her credit card debt in their "bailout pipe and smoke it," the m...

Arthur Delaney

Ann Minch Triumphs In Credit Card Fight (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two weeks ago, Ann Minch of Red Bluff, Calif. announced in a YouTube video that she'd launched a one-woman "Debtors' Revolt" and would refuse to pay o...