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.
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. […]
This week’s collector mentor challenge is to recognize the achievements of your peers or thank them for lending a helping hand.
This week your challenge is to do something spontaneous. Say yes when you would otherwise say no and roll with it. See where life takes you.
This week your challenge is to schedule a daily 15-minute chunk of time to grow your knowledge, skills, and abilities. The two requirements are that you do it alone and refrain from multitasking.
Who are the special people in your life who provide you the encouragement you need when the chips are down? Perhaps it’s time right now to give those people a call and thank them for packing your parachute.
This week’s challenge is to fire up the DeLorean and travel back in time in order to see the debt collection industry from a different point of view.
This week’s collector mentor Challenge is to discuss the importance of teamwork with your peers.
This week’s collector mentor Challenge is to rally your team and encourage each other as the first half of 2011 comes to a close.
This week as you head into each call, remember that it is not a debate. It’s a chance to help a fellow human being overcome a serious financial setback.