If a collection agency goes bankrupt how does someone find out who owns the debt?
Even if the collection company goes bankrupt, you still owe the bank whatever money you borrowed from them. The bank hires the collection company to get that money, so you still owe them
Once a debt is given to a collection agency can you get the creditor to take it out of the creditor's hands?
Once a debt has been sold to a collection agency, that agency owns the debt. Now it would be between you and the collection agency to settle the debt; the creditor has washed his hands of the matter. If you think the debt collection agency isn't working within its legal limits and is harrassing you, check out the Fair Debt Collection Act, which outlines was a collection agency can and cannot do.
If the debt was sold to a collection agency and the original creditor accepted payment AFTER the debt was sold, the money does not belong to them. If, however, you paid the debt and it was mistakingly sol after that payment, the collection agency can't try to collect. If you have proof of payment, forward it to the collection agency and deman in writing that they cease trying to collect this debt.
When a collection agency takes on a bad debt, in many cases they are "puchasing" the debt from the original creditor. When you then pay off the collection agency, your money will stay with that collection agency. This is the most common scenario, but some companies do have their own internal collection agencies (Capital One, for example, has their own collection subsidiary in Idaho - the Westmoreland Agency). Hope this helps!
The International Debt Collection Agency is a debt collection agency designed to collect debts from debtors that have not paid for goods supplied or services rendered. Debt collection agencies are designed for debt recovery, and speak on behalf of the company to which the debt is owed to work out a settlement between the debtor and the creditor.
Here is some topics of what collection agencies can and cant do Collection Agencies can do: Inform the debtor the amount of the debt that was reported by the creditor Creditor's Name, a good collection agency will contact you in representation of their client. If you don't dispute the debt, after 30 days, the debt will be assumed valid to the collection agency Disputing the debt to the debt collector (in the first 30-days) in…
If the collection agency didn't collect anything from you do you still owe the collection agency anything in the state of Wisconsin?
If a second collection agency takes over a unpaid debt can they have that collection put on your report?
This is a misnomer. When an account is sent to debt collections, the collection agency does not typically own it. They are simply acting on the part of the lender or creditor. When judgment is sought on a bad debt, it is the lender who is suing. They are perhaps doing so through the collection agency and the lawyer they have under contract, but it is not the collection agency who is suing.
If the collection agency amount is more than the creditor amount which amount do you legally have to pay?
A business can't garnish over another business, but if they hire a commercial collection agency to collect the debt, even then the agency can't garnish. When a business debt collection service goes to Court, the commercial debt collection agency can arrange a settlement to "force" the Court to garnish over the debtor. Collection Laws varies in every state
With a judgment and execution, the sheriff can. Without it no. But the collection agency can never legally access it. However, there are ways to do it illegally. Can the creditor do it... ? If you have a citizens acct and a debt with them, then yes, they can legally access whatever accounts you have with them. But a creditor can't just get access to you bank accounts. (I own a collection agency)
If the debt has been turned over to a collection agency- yes. If you don't want to deal with them yourself then you must hire an attorney to negotiate for you. If the debt has been turned over to a collection agency- yes. If you don't want to deal with them yourself then you must hire an attorney to negotiate for you. If the debt has been turned over to a collection agency- yes. If…
The original creditor either sells the debt to a collection agency or the collection agency may aquire the debt on a contingency basis. At any rate once the account is in collections 30 days from the date of turn over the collection agency has the right to report the account to the credit bureau. Accounts are sent to the credit bureau via internet with encrypted files.
How do you stop a collection agency from harassing you for someone elses debt who happens to have the same name as yours?
If you settled a debt with a collection agency can another collection agency sue you for the remainding debt?
NO. Once you enter into an agreement with a collection agency no one else can collect against that debt. If you have other debts outstanding not covered in the agreement then another agency may be authorized to try and collect those debts. Collections agencies do not sue people. They can ask the courts to award a judgment or wage garnishment in order to help collect bad debt.
A Collection Agency that "owns your debt" can not garnish any wages. Assume that the collection agency in their efforts to collect the debt for their client, sues the debtor and then provoke that the Court works an arrangement to pay the debt, if the arrangement includes garnishment of wages then, the Court can garnish salaries. And there is laws to garnish wages that apply to every state.
Can a credit collection agency still sue you for unsettled debt even if the original creditor was listed in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Of course. Your saying the person/co you owed money to (the creditor) went bankrupt. So? His/its bankruptcy does not relieve or change YOUR debt in any way...whether he transferred the debt or not, before or after filing. In fact, the debt you had to that bankrupt party is an asset of its. Hence, when he declared bankrutpcy it is very commonly given to one of HIS creditors as a way to pay them.
You were an authorized user on your mothers account not a card holder and after her bankruptcy a collection agency is harassing you?
If you are an authorized user then it is not your debt but your mother's debt. Your mother's bankruptcy discharged (wiped out) the debt in question. The collection agency is not allowed to collect from you as, again, it is not your debt. This would not be the case if you were a joint debtor with your mother.
No. A collection agency has no legal authority. They can refer the account to a collections attorney who can then file a lawsuit for the debt owed. Yes! A collection agency has the right to file a lawsuit as the assigned creditor under the agreement that you signed when applying for the credit card.
Can a collection agency garnish your wages even if you are making payments with a debt consolidation agency?
Hello, 1. Debt Consolidation takes only those debt which are current. 2. This means, the collection agency that has your debt is not at all related to the Debt Consolidation program. Thus they are free to take any action against you. My suggestion, If it is a small debt, work out something with them and pay them off. If it is a huge debt, consider Debt Settlement. Thanks! This is not legal advice :)
No! The only obligation of the collection agency regarding a debt is to accurately report the debt...i.e. balance outstanding, current status, and payment history. However, if you are paying or contemplating paying a collection agency, it would be wise to negotiate a positive outcome...i.e. the total removal of the account from your credit profile in exchange for payment. This should be negotiated prior to paying the collection agency and the agreement should be in writing.
Collection agencies are usually retained by the establishment that you owe the defaulted debt to, if the borrower ( person in debt) does not want to work with the collection agency handling their debt, the collection agency will then document the account as a refusal then send the account back to the original lender then they will garnish your wages until the life of the loan is paid off.