I saw another reference to another example of repo agent violence. As reported by CU Collector.com, "A homeless woman's spine was fractured when she was hit by a 30 year old Repo Man and his partner as she attempted to remove her belongings from a repossessed Honda that she had been sleeping in according to prosecutors."
Everyone you know has at one time or another has struggled financially. For some, the struggles come when they are young. For others, the difficulties arrive when they are older. Regardless of the circumstances of the struggle, it should never be accompanied by harassment by a bill collector.
Debt tagging. It sounds a bit like a childhood game, but there is no fun involved for the person who has been tagged by a debt collector.
An ABC affiliate in Utah is reporting the tragic death of a young wife and mother at the hands of a repo-agent. Readers of this blog are aware of just how common-place such repo-related injuries and loss of life have become. It's like the wild-west out there now.
For some consumers, the prospect of getting a short-term, small loan by putting up the title of their vehicle as collateral can be an attractive prospect. They might have poor credit or a low income or other circumstances that make borrowing from a reputable lender difficult.
Google is a colossal Internet presence, of course, a giant in the realm of search engines that guide consumers in their choices.
Title Loans, along with PayDay Loans, and the people and companies that offer them, are something close to evil. They are loan sharks with Websites.
There now may be additional avenues to fight Title Loan repossessions.I reported last year that Pennsylvania is finally cracking down on unfair, unlawful Title loans. I get calls about these often high-interest loans very often.
While the first type of business that comes to mind when one thinks about the violation of consumer protection laws is likely automobile sales, these are of course not the only businesses that could engage in illegal activities involving consumers. This is illustrated in the recent announcement of legal action against a home chimney cleaning company. Its owner also faces legal action.