Debt collection agency sued for FDCPA violations

Jun 02, 2011 Mike Garretson

Debt collection agency sued for FDCPA violations

The national debt collection agency H&P Capital is being sued by a Sherman, Texas, couple for statutory damages, court costs and attorneys fees for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, according to the Southeast Texas


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Massachusetts town may enlist professional debt collectors to chase school lunch debts

May 28, 2011 Mike Garretson

Massachusetts town may enlist professional debt collectors to chase school lunch debts

The town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, is considering appointing debt collection constables to collect unpaid school lunch fees from local families, according to the Wellesley Patch.Currently, the school district is owed more than $36,000 by


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Kansas audit uncovers ineffective debt collection

May 27, 2011 Mike Garretson

A recent audit of six state programs performed by the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit uncovered inadequate and inconsistent debt collection practices, according to the Kansas Reporter. In particular, practices within the state's


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Debt collection agencies must act within the law

May 26, 2011 Mike Garretson

The debt collection field is one of the country's fast-growing industries, with more and more people unable to pay bills on time, leaving companies to pursue the money they are owed. Nothing can be more frustrating for a business owner


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