Category Archives: bailout

Client Services: Collecting “Withdrawn” Debts?

Watch out for collection agency, Client Services. It seems they purchased a debt from FIA Card Services, who had offered it by mistake. FIA Card services withdrew the debt, but Client Services kept trying to collect on it!

 

Remove Your Listing From Intelius and Zabasearch

Intelius and Zabasearch are among the leading “skip tracing” databases used by collection agencies.

Here’s some good news-for the cost of a fax (and there are free ways to send them!) you can remove yourself from these databases.

Updated information on how to do it is available here.

 

Did (800) 562-6420 Call You?

These calls come from Bank of America’s “pre legal department”-you can learn more about them here.

Many of these calls go to neighbors of alleged debtors, trying to get a message delivered. If you receive one of these calls, you are under no obligation whatsoever to comply with the Bank of America’s demand.

 

Debt Collectors: Take Their Phones Away From Them!

The phone is the “weapon of choice” of debt collectors. Many debt collectors break the law by failing to send written communications.

Many bill collectors use abusive language, make threats, and tell lies over the phone-these are all tactics to get you to pay money you may not even owe at all!

Even worse, many dishonest collection agencies will get you to agree to a one time payment, and then they will drain your bank account DRY.

What can you do?

Simple. Take the phone away from them.

How? Here’s one very clever idea that has worked for many people!

Northstar Location Services Admits Lack of Debt Validation Data!

This article contains an interesting letter from Northstar Location Services.

In it, Northstar admits that they lack sufficient information to comply with the laws on debt validation!

Learn more about debt validation-and get a sample debt validation letter here!

 

Use an “Answering Service” to “Turn the Tables” on Debt Collectors

Read this.

Have some fun, protect your rights.

Mann Bracken Attorneys Regroup

Some of the attorneys formerly with Mann Bracken have formed their own law firm.

One of them, Scott Kramer was not only a principal in Mann Bracken but is also active in collections law in the Washington, DC, area.