Debt Collection

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Debt Collection Advice

Expose a Fake Debt Collector by Asking These Three Questions

By Craig T. Kimmel It’s late and your phone is ringing off the hook. The caller…

TSD Contributor
Oct 28, 2019
Credit FAQ: What’s the Difference Between a Charge-Off and a Collection?

The credit world is full of myths and misconceptions: Credit scores are used by employers.…

John Ulzheimer
John Ulzheimer
Nov 13, 2019
How to Handle Debt in Collections and Pay Less Than You Owe

Debt collectors often make an already stressful situation — feeling stalked by past debts — a lot…

Carrie Smith
Oct 25, 2019
What Can Debt Collectors Do If You Don’t Pay Them? (A Lot)

“This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained with be used…

John Ulzheimer
John Ulzheimer
Nov 12, 2019
Born-Again Debt: What Is Re-Aging, and Is It Legal?

The world of credit is filled with terms that can sound quite foreign to most people…

John Ulzheimer
John Ulzheimer
Nov 14, 2019
What to Do When You Get a Debt Collection Notice for an Account You Don’t Recognize

Sometimes you get a debt collection letter in the mail and you know exactly why…

Nicholas Pell
Nov 12, 2019