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Sample Debt Validation Letter

Sample Debt Validation Letter

When a debt collection agency contacts you about a past-due balance, the debt may not actually be yours. Federal law gives you 30 days to request the collection agency to validate your debt. This is legal speak for proving you reall...

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Do This Before Paying an Old Debt Collection

Do This Before Paying an Old Debt Collection

You’ve just received a letter from a debt collector demanding that you pay a debt that’s years old. Perhaps you don’t even remember the debt. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Why Am I Being Conta...

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A Regretful Debt Collector Tells Me His Story

A Regretful Debt Collector Tells Me His Story

Before I get into my interview with a former debt collector, I’d like to give you the back story as to how this all happened. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a guy who said he was a debt collector for many years...

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