08/29/2012 08:16 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2012

Debt Collector Tactics Can Land You In Jail

Debt collectors can call you, hound you and make you feel like a lowlife, but here in America, they can't throw you in jail over your unpaid bills. Or can they? A sneaky tactic called "body attachment" is a new twist on this ultimate form of intimidation by creditors, and people who have committed no greater offense than managing their finances poorly are finding themselves thrown in jail with hardened criminals. 

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