Dawn of the Debt: How to Protect Yourself Against Zombie Debt

June 9th, 2016

What is Zombie Debt? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines zombie debt as “debt you think is dead, gone, and forgotten, but has somehow come back to life.” Zombie debt can be a result of a multitude of things, and knowing what it is, where it came from, and how to dispute it is critical. […]

Debt collector hit with $83 million in Punitives

November 6th, 2015

Portfolio Recovery Associates has been hit with $83 Million in Punitives for collecting debts not owed. Read more here.

Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

April 2nd, 2015

It is truly sad that there are people out there that will prey on the financially weak, unfortunate, and disadvantaged. Unfortunately, there are scammers that use whatever means possible to cheat and lie for money. There have been reports of “fake” debt collectors reaching out to consumers in various ways in order to elicit money […]

Debt Collectors = Friendly?

August 30th, 2014

Let’s face it, we don’t usually equate a debt collection experience with being pleasant. When you think of a debt collection company, you may think of hounding calls, harassing communication and aggressive threats. We all know that debt collectors no doubt have a very bad reputation; in fact debt collection practices have become the 2nd […]