Archive for January, 2011

January 27, 2011

Debt Collector Telephone Abuse of the Older and Retired: Don’t Get Mad, Do Something!

In my credit card debt defense law practice here in South Florida, an area well known for its elderly population, I meet many elderly Miami residents that are being harassed by debt collectors by telephone, and simply do not know what to do. Often, a younger friend [...]

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January 25, 2011

Debt Collector Telephone Scams: What Are They? How To Respond?

Friends, there are many government programs out there to help those in need. But trust me–the government HAS NOT partnered up with any company or organization to track you down, call you up on the phone, and offer you–out of the blue–matching funds to pay for your years [...]

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January 13, 2011

Does “Sewer Service” Happen in Miami Debt Collection Lawsuits? As Sarah Palin Would Say, “You Betcha!”

Sewer service is when the process server hired by the debt collector to hand deliver legal paperwork (a copy of the lawsuit, and the summons) acts irresponsibly–by failing to deliver the paperwork, cutting corners, or by being irresponsibly [...]

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January 5, 2011

Living, Dead, or Robo–Why Most Affidavit Signatures on Debt Collection Lawsuits are Meaningless, and an Insult to Our Justice System

Martha Kunkle. Died in ‘95, but according to a recent article in the online version of The Wall Street Journal, she was still signing affidavits for Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. several years after her death. [...]

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