How to Deal with Hostile Debt Collection

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that companies who purchase debts and then collect them aren’t held accountable to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA protects debtors from third-party overly aggressive actions and unfair collection practices.  However, Supreme Court relied on the statute’s wording of “third-party collection”, and found that the FDCPA does not […]

Don’t fall victim to debt collectors

A Missouri jury ordered a debt buyer to pay nearly $83 million to a Kansas City woman it pursued for a $1,000 credit card bill she didn’t owe, NPR affiliate KCUR reports. The jury found Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC guilty of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, for which it will pay $250,000 in damages, […]