It is commonly accepted in the debt collection industry that a collector cannot, under any circumstances, disclose a debt to a third party. But for government entities, that restriction is not followed. A recent case in Pennsylvania highlighted the pass some groups are given on disclosure.
A federal judge in California last week approved a settlement between a check collection firm and a class of plaintiffs that calls for the company to pay some $3.2 million to the class and its legal representation.
A growing number of states are expanding their relationships with private collection agencies to settle long-overdue court debts, according to a piece published this weekend in USA Today. The article focuses on the increasing reliance on private debt collectors to chase delinquent fees and fines levied by court systems across the U.S.
The Oregon House of Representatives Friday passed a law that would ban debt collectors from using the letterhead or seals of state agencies in their collection efforts.
Municipal Services Bureau (MSB) is pleased to announce the recent addition of the State of Wyoming to its ever growing client list. MSB has been selected by the city of Cody, Wyoming to collect on its delinquent court accounts.
Municipal Services Bureau (MSB) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Leah Huff, Business Development Executive, to its team.
Net Gain Marketing, Inc. (NGM) has announced that www.mygovwatch.com, a flagship service offering of the company that tracks government and student loan purchasing nationally, has exceeded $50,000,000,000.00 in portfolios tracked and monitored, as of earlier this quarter.
The Columbia Ultimate family of companies, industry leaders in providing clients with revenue maximization solutions for more than 30 years, recently announced a new corporate structure. Each of Columbia Ultimate’s five companies, RevQ, The Intelitech Group, HealthWare, Columbia Ultimate 1st Party and Columbia Ultimate 3rd Party, are now organized into designated strategic entrepreneurial units (SEU).
Two bills in major Western U.S. states aimed at reining in debt collection practices have recently advanced in their respective legislative chambers. One targets debt buyers specifically while the other is designed to more tightly control debt collectors working for government clients.
The Boston Globe’s editorial page today is advocating for legislative restrictions in the relationships between local district attorneys and private debt collection agencies used to recover bad check debt. The core issue is not that DAs use debt collectors, it’s that many step away from the process and outsource their “prosecutorial discretion” to the companies.