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2005-11-01 12:16:02
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Pay what you owe

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No. It's a violation Of FDCPA or fair debt collections practice act. They can be sued no call before 8am or after 9pm your time zone.


Yes, you can be sued over an outstanding debt. If you fear that you will be sued, you should call and set up a payment arrangement to cover the bill.


At its discretion, the medical biller will report to one or more credit reporting agencies that the debt has gone to collections. The collections agency will report it, as well - also at their discretion. You can negotiate for payment with the collections agency.


There is no SOL for collection procedures, however state SOL's do apply to the time in which a lawsuit can be filed for debt recovery. If sued and the SOL applies it is the responsibility of the debtor/defendant to bring the issue to the attention of the court, a SOL defense is not "automatic".


Interstate Credit Control - they are a collection agency


that depends, if it has not gone to collections, they may give typically 20% reduction IF you pay right away. if it has gone to collections, you can negotiate with the collection agency for a settlement.


Anyone can be sued for anything. Whether you will win is another matter. If a collection agency demands a payment and cannot or will not provide proof that the debt is valid, it should not be paid. You might then have a case for harassment if they continue to demand payment without validating the debt.


You can hire a collections agency, or you can collect the debt yourself. You could also hire an attorney to write a collection letter for you.


Any collections, debt, or civil law attorney should be able to handle a repossession case. The cheaper route might be to contract a collections agency or a small locale repossession company. You can find these in your local yellow pages under collections agencies.


No. Once it is sent to a collection agency the company has closed the credit card.


This depends on the collection agency, but the age of the account, the location of the debt (that regulate collection laws by the state), play a big role. The older the account the higher the percentage that goes to the collection agency the percentage is negotiated between the agency and the client(this is a fact, part of a previous job).ive seen between 10% and some as high as 40%. which if you have a bill from an agency, it really isn't any f your business how much they get, you should be worried abour negotiations.


To send someone to collections, you will need to have a collections account with a credit reporting agency. You will also need to give the person notice of their debt along with at least 90 days of statements.


Unpaid credit cards won't effect your ability to travel. If left unpaid, they will be charged off and likely assigned or sold to a collections agency. The collections agency will continue to attempt collections, and your credit will be impacted negatively for seven years.



You may or may not be sued. A collector has a specific time set by the laws of the state where the debtor resides; to refer the account to a collections attorney who can file a lawsuit. When a creditor wins a suit they can obtain a writ of judgment which can be executed in several ways. Garnishment of wages, levy of bank accounts, seizure and liquidaton of any nonexempt property.


A debt does not have to be reported to a credit bureau in order for the business to pursue collections, sue or place the account with a collection agency. If a debt is owed, it can be collected by phone calls, letters, personal visits or through the court system.


A collection agency cannot call your employer to garish your wages. In order for your wages to be garnished, you must be sued by the collection agency. And the agency must win a judgment against you.


a license for every state that you are going to do collections with and money for starts


No. Making payments, unless it's the full balance, in no way protects you. You can still be sued, turned over to collections, ect.


In order to hire a collections agency to collect a debt for you, you contact their office and ask fill out the forms they have for you. To decide which firm to hire, you should do some research first, such as ask the small claims court which they would recommend, and ask around at various small businesses in your area. Do a computer check on them also. You should read the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in order to know what they are allowed and not allowed to do.


Yes. Collections agencies are generally given discretion for resolving debts, either through payments or reduced lump sum payoffs. If a person has been contacted by a collections agency, they can and should contact the agency about arranging appropriate payments. Of course, the agency is under no obligation to accept the offered payment, but there is no reason why the person cannot offer.


Sure it happens all the time,,, Its what the BPO industry in the Philippines is known for





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