Asked in Debt CollectionBankingLiens
Can collection agencies tap a personal bank account?
Is it legal for a creditor or debt collection agency to access a bank account for debt collection?
Asked in Debt Consolidation
If the bank charged off the account and send a 1098 form to the IRS can the bank later sell the account to the collection company?
Can collection agencies take money from a personal bank account?
Yes, if a collection agency files a lawsuit and is awarded a judgment against the debtor. In the majority of U.S. states a judgment can be executed against bank accounts even those held jointly. The exception would be a marital account held in Tenancy By The Entirety (TBE) when only one spouse is the judgment debtor.
Can collection agencies freeze bank accounts containing social security and retirement funds?
Asked in Debt Collection, Banking
How does a creditor know where and what bank account to freeze?
Can a collection agency freeze my bank account?
They can't freeze the account initially. First, they must try to collect the debt from you. Then, they can sue you if you do not pay. If they win a judgment against you, they can freeze the bank account. Sometimes collection agencies sue people for debt that is not their or that is past the statute of limitations. Learn your rights by reading up on the FDCPA.
Is bank account is real account or personal account?
Can a collection agency freeze a bank account in Pennsylvania?
Collection agencies do not and cannot freeze accounts in any state. Only the courts can do this. However, if a lender has a valid judgment against you for a bad debt, any collection agency they hire to recover it can serve your bank with an order of garnishee and attach the assets in the accounts you have there.
Asked in Banking
Is a bank account tangible personal property?
Yes. A Bank account is the personal property of the person who owns and operates the bank account. It will be considered an asset for the account owner. Anything that has a monetary value and belongs to someone is called an asset. Since a bank account is worth as much money that is in the account and belongs to a customer, it is the personal property of that person.