Consumer Protection Archives

Court decision further restrains debt collectors

We expect that across the nation, debt collectors greeted the recent opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals with groans and complaints. The interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act increases the pressure on collectors to be honest with consumers.

Triple damages possible after judge rules against debt collector

Technology makes it possible for you to read this Philadelphia consumer protection blog post from anywhere in the world. Technology also makes it possible for debt collectors to pursue alleged debts with a relentlessness that was previously impossible.

Debt collection nightmare begins with a cookie

Seven in the morning is a little early for most of us to hear a knock on the front door. Rich Snapp didn't know the person banging on his door on a Wednesday morning nearly a year ago, and the stranger certainly didn't come bearing glad tidings. Instead, Snapp was informed that he was being sued over a debt that was not even his.

Breaking the chain of debt collector harassment

One financial problem can set off a chain reaction of complications that can make a person miserable. The initial problem can be something as simple as a car in need of repairs. The owner then gets a payday loan cover an expected bill of $200. When the repairs are higher than expected, the car owner can be in a dilemma requiring them to take out an even bigger loan — unfortunately, a loan too big for them to pay off.

Car dealer fraud

For most Philadelphia residents, a car purchase is one of the largest transactions they will ever take part in. A lot of money is involved, and for many people, a vehicle is absolutely crucial to holding a job and performing essential household tasks. So it is important that the purchase be a sound one.

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