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Stop the Constant Stress of Debt Collections
If you’re getting calls from debt collectors, your financial stress is probably running high. Not only do you have the burden of finding a way to get out of debt, you may be dealing with debt collectors that cross the line and violate your rights. The good news is that there are solutions that can help you solve your debt problems but fight back against abusive and harassing tactics by collectors.
[On-screen text] Debt Collector Harassment Response Center
Welcome to Debt.com’s Collector Harassment Response Center. If you’re facing collection actions because of unpaid debt, it doesn’t give a collector the right to abuse, harass or threaten you.
Your rights are protected under federal law by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. And if a collector violates that law, you can fight back and even sue them for harassment in civil court.
This section tells you everything you need to know when dealing with a collector whose crossed the line. You can find sample cease and desist letters, learn how to file collection complaints with the FTC and CFPB, and how to begin pursuing a court case.
To get started, simply complete our form to tell us about your situation. Debt.com will match you with the right service so you can get the help you need. We are A-plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and have helped thousands of people become financially stable and find solutions tailored to their unique situations.
So, don’t struggle any longer. Give us a call. When life happens, we’re here for you.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE STRESS OF COLLECTIONS!
Talk to resolution specialist now that can match you with the exact solution (or solutions) that you need to end the stress of debt collection, so you can get back to financial stability.
Can a Debt Collector Have Me Arrested?
In 19th Century England, more than half of all prisoners were there for unpaid bills. But in the United States, there’s no such thing as debtor’s prison. Not since the 1830s anyway.
Here’s how it works in this century; if you don’t pay your bills, you don’t go to prison. But you could still go to court. You can be sued for what you owe. And while you won’t be sent up the river, your credit score can sink to the bottom of the ocean.
If a debt collector threatens you with jail time, it’s a big, fat, lie. It’s also a warning sign. Don’t be bullied. Call Debt.com if debt collectors are harassing you, and we can make them stop. Because this is the 21st century and there are laws against collector harassment. We can tell you all about them, just call us.
Don’t Believe a Debt Collector’s Threats!
Debt collectors will make all kinds of threats to try and scare you into repaying. But these types of statements aren’t just untrue – they’re against the law. So, for instance, if a debt collector threatens to send you to jail, it’s not you that needs to worry about the lawman. It’s them. You can’t be sent to jail because you don’t pay a debt collection bill. And if a collector tells you that you will, it’s harassment. You may be able to sue them civil court and get damages for their lies and abuse.Learn More
Mapping America’s Delinquencies and Defaults
Roughly one in four Americans have some type of debt or account that's in collections. Whether it's a delinquent credit card account, a defaulted student loan, or an unpaid medical debt, it all means the same thing for the consumer – harassing phone calls, demands for payments, and constant financial stress. We've gathered up the latest debt collection statistics so you can see just how many Americans face challenges with collections and why collection issues consistently top the CFPB's list of top consumer complaints every year.More Statistics
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Have Questions about Debt Collection?
If you have questions about how to deal with debt collectors, what counts as collector harassment or what your rights are under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we can help. Ask Debt.com’s panel of certified debt experts to get the answers you need so you can stop the phone calls and end your problems with collectors quickly with the least hassle possible.
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