New Rules Take Aim At Deceptive Debt Collection

New court rules and new state regulations have been adopted to protect consumers and ensure a fair legal process. Over 100,000 credit card debt collection cases are brought every year against ordinary consumers in New York State, many of whom are elderly or disadvantaged. Often these cases get to court through deceptive debt collection practices. … Read moreNew Rules Take Aim At Deceptive Debt Collection

Free legal video resource for consumer debt suits

Our neighbors, our friends and our family members face an epidemic of lawsuits from predatory debt collectors—and they face them alone and uninformed. In 2011, less than 2% of civil suit defendants obtained legal counsel, which reveals two striking facts: debt collection agencies and law firms enjoy an immense advantage over self-represented litigants and free … Read moreFree legal video resource for consumer debt suits

You have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

A federal judge, in response to a case filed by the New York State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission has ordered a debt collector in Buffalo going under the names, eCapital Services or the National Check Registry to stop lying to borrowers by telling them that they face prison or job loss for … Read moreYou have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves unable to keep up with financial obligations.  If you find yourself unable to pay down your debt and having to deal with debt collection, the repercussions can make the situation overwhelming and paralyzing. Learning the ins and outs of the debt collection process and where to get … Read moreLaw expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers