The law ruled on the side of a Florida woman against the overwhelming debt collection tactics of one of the industry’s biggest corporations, Bank of America. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Florida judge ruled that Bank of America and the company it hired to collect debts, West Asset Management, engaged in debt collection attempts that amount to harassment. Allegedly, 68-year-old Linda Long was called as many as ten times per day in an attempt to get her to pay her dece
Attorney Billy Howard, founder of the Consumer Protection Department at Morgan and Morgan, has been quoted in a front-page news article in last weekend’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The article, titled “For the Families of Some Debtors, Death Offers No Respite,” addresses the apparent growth of the death-debt collection business, in which collection firms target surviving family members to repay debts owed by deceased loved ones.
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Attorney Billy Howard of Morgan and Morgan’s consumer protection department has been quoted in a news article regarding a Lake County middle school teacher who has reportedly been terrorized by scam ‘debt collectors.’ Heather Jablonski claims that she started receiving phone calls to her cell and 8th grade classroom from individuals alleging that she owed a debt for which she knew nothing about. The phone messages left for Ms. Jablonski contained threatening messages from men with Indian or Pakistani accents.
Ms. Jablonski stated that she was unsure as to how
There is a recent trend in our country and it is a bad one. Its the age of automated harassment. Debt collectors, credit card companies, banks and others are using the telephone to terrorize people. These companies are using "auto-dialers" or "Robo-Dialers" to call numbers up to 10 to 20 times per day. The intention is to make people feel helpless and frustrated. The result is people end up paying certain bills like credit card debts when they should be paying more important bills like medical necessities and food. Don't fall for it. Most of these calls are unmanned and if they detect an an