Can collection agencies bother someone forever?

Answer How long a collection agency can bother someone depends on what kind of debt is being collected and in which state the debt first occurred. Both the type of debt contract (oral, written, promissory... Read More »

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Why do collection agencies sue?

When you owe a creditor a debt and fail to pay, the creditor might hire a debt-collection agency to exhaust all possible means to collect the debt. This can include legal action.StrategyTypically, ... Read More »

Who regulates collection agencies?

Debt collection agencies are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. The FTC enforces the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that protects consumers. Complaints against collection agenci... Read More »

Can collection agencies sue consumers?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, collection agencies may sue you to obtain a court-ordered civil judgment against you. A civil judgment gives the collection agency legal rights to collect... Read More »

How to Deal With Collection Agencies?

Whether it's because of illness, unemployment, or unexpected financial disasters, you might someday have to deal with a collection agency. This won't tell you how to avoid paying off your old debts... Read More »