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...
Month: May 2016
What is debt collector harassment?
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...
Debt collectors: Can they try to collect a disputed debt?
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.Debt tagging often occurs because of a similarity in your name and another person's name. But once a bill collector is after you,...
Unlawful Repo: Another Tragedy, Wife and Mother Killed
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.This...
Auto title lending: A cycle of debt
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...
Internet giant sends a message to payday-loan lenders
Google is a colossal Internet presence, of course, a giant in the realm of search engines that guide consumers in their choices.But is it now an arbiter of right-versus-wrong as regards consumer lending practices, and a newly emerged champion of the people against...
Title Loans: Usurious, Illegal and Unfair
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.As I have reported previously, that Pennsylvania and its Courts have taken the position - overdue - that even if the...
Title Loan Repossessions
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.Interest on these loans often runs in...
Violations of telemarketing laws lead to legal action
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...
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