Does suing a collection agency really work?

Answer On One Hand: Suing A Collection Agency WorksThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits harassment by debt collectors. Consumers who are harassed by collection agencies can sue a collection ag... Read More »

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I have a medical bill for 168.00 that was sent to a collection agency after I made a payment. They are going to keep in the collection agency until my bill is paid off. This can not be right.?

If the bill was late enough to be sent to a collection agency, the collection of that bill has been turned over to that collection agency as well.

How to Sue a Collection Agency for Illegal Collection Practices?

Debt collection agencies operate by purchasing debts from credit card companies and other creditors, collecting the owed amount in place of the original debt owner. Some collection agencies attempt... Read More »

How long does a collection agency have to file after threatening to sue?

The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes it illegal for a debt collector to threaten a lawsuit if it cannot (perhaps due to statute of limitations laws), or does not plan to, fo... Read More »

What does it mean when a collection agency reports a paid in full?

Credit card companies report late payments. After 180 days of non-payment, the account may be referred to a collection agency. When the amount owed has been satisfactorily paid to the collection ag... Read More »