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How Collection Agencies Work

How Collection Agencies Work

You may not know it when a debt collector calls, but some have bigger incentives than others for pushing you to pay. There are two types of collection agencies: Ones that are hired by creditors to collect debts, and those that buy o...

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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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