Most people are familiar with the catchy Carfax commercials. “Show me the Carfax!” a couple says in one older commercial, and the salesman pulls out a puppet of a “car fox.” The car fox has even become the Carfax mascot.
The accounts receivable management industry is one that prefers to fly under the radar. The industry is comprised of collection agencies, creditors, debt buyers, investors and others.
It might seem that Philadelphia consumers would be safe from unscrupulous car dealers trying to peddle vehicles damaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but don't count on it. Though the flood damage occurred mainly in Texas and Florida, there will be car dealers across the country trying to unloaded cars, pick-ups and SUVs that were flooded by the historic storms.
Just about everyone is excited over the purchase of an automobile. Whether the purchase is of a new car or a used vehicle, it means you have new wheels with which to drive around Philadelphia and beyond.
If a Philadelphia police officer sees you roll your car through a stoplight, you will get a traffic ticket. You are also prohibited by law from taking what you like from a grocery store without paying for the items.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. A recent opinion issued by the court in a debt collection case could well have a positive impact on Philadelphia consumers.
A lot of Philadelphia drivers are looking forward in these last days of summer to the day when the Ford Motor Company releases its 2018 vehicles to dealers. The company is coy about the exact date of the release, saying only that will happen in fall.
When your phone rings, you wonder if it's your BFF, your mom or maybe your boss calling. But when you pick your phone up, the number is unfamiliar. The voice on the other end is just as unfamiliar and begins explaining that you owe money. And asking when you are going to pay off your debt.
When the 29-year-old recently walked out of a courthouse, she held an umbrella to try to keep a TV camera crew from getting images of her face. She and her companion repeatedly told the reporter to "get out of my face" and said she would not answer any questions.
The Federal Trade Commission is the federal government's consumer protection agency. As such, the FTC recently announced that it has obtained court orders to freeze assets and stop two businesses from posing as legitimate debt collection agencies in pursuit of genuine debts.