Collector Challenge Feed Link

What Is the collector mentor™ Challenge?

The collector mentor Challenge™ is a collector mentor™ and initiative designed to help collectors unleash their full personal and professional potential. Each week a new challenge will be posted online. These short, weekly challenges will provide readers with actionable ideas to pursue, explore, and ponder in the week ahead.

Each challenge is broken down into three parts:

  1. The Lesson
  2. The Challenge
  3. The Reflection

While each individual challenge can be explored on a stand-alone or intermittent basis depending on reader preference, the ongoing series provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to use the challenges in a systematic way as well. Collectors will have the option to chart their progress using The Challenge Scorecard™ and they can use The Challenge Journal™ to record their thoughts and experiences.

The challenges will cover a variety of topics including business and careers, personal growth, health, family and friends, fun, and personal finances. Each challenge will fall into one of the follow six categories:

  1. Physical Fitness & Health
  2. Wellness & Education
  3. Family & Home Life
  4. Spiritual & Ethical Concerns
  5. Social & Cultural Interests
  6. Financial & Career Planning

Certain Debt Repair Companies Use and Abuse Debt Validation, Collectors Charge

There are legitimate, consumer-friendly debt repair companies. And then there are suspect debt repair companies, which have been around for years, charging vulnerable consumers for services that may not help their circumstances and, in some cases, may actually hurt their fragile finances. One relatively new technique in the suspect debt repair company handbook – the mass debt validation request – has caught the attention of debt collectors. Collectors may have no choice but to plow resources into dealing with spurious requests for debt validation, a technique can often leave both collectors and consumers worse off.

Ask the Attorney Webinar Tackles Collection Call Controversy

Debate surrounding the type of voicemail debt collectors may leave for consumers ramped up during insideARM’s August Ask the Attorney webinar. John Rossman, shareholder and chair of the Creditors’ Remedies Practice Group at Moss & Barnett, and John Bedard, managing attorney of Bedard Law Group, got into a heated discussion about the fallout from Foti v. […]