Iowa short term lending bill advances in Senate

Mar 02, 2011 Todd Milner

A bill that would cap interest rates on short term loans in Iowa at 36 percent recently passed a state Senate subcommittee.A similar bill proposed in 2010 died in a House subcommittee. Currently, Iowa has 231 short term lending outlets, the Iowa Independent


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Connecticut town hires collection agency

Mar 02, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A town in Connecticut recently announced that it would be hiring a professional debt collection group in order to recoup some of the funds it is owed.The Post-Chronicle reports that Hamden Mayor Scott D. Jackson and tax collector Barbara Tito


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Pennsylvania court rules in favor of debtor

Mar 02, 2011 Kyle Duncan

In Pennsylvania, an appeals court recently threw out a case against a woman who was allegedly in debt for more than $5,000.The Morning Call reports that the court threw out the case against the woman because the debt collector could not verify


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Recycling bins a target for ID thieves

Mar 02, 2011 Brian Bradley

Identity thieves may now be scouting out businesses' and consumers' recycling bins, according to a report from WCBS.Residents have reported seeing vans driving through the neighborhoods of East Meadow, New York, and stealing the recycling bins


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Tax preparer arrested for identity theft

Mar 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

Tax season can be tenuous for individuals and is not a time to put one's sensitive financial records in the hands of an untrustworthy person. That notion was reinforced in Hueytown, Alabama, where authorities arrested Arnold L. Benedict and


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