Abusive Debt Collectors

Abusive debt collectors are like bullies. If you don’t take action, they get worse. If you fight back, they tend to go away. Learn how to fight back using the laws.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) — protecting consumers from abusive debt collectors

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a powerful law that helps protect consumers, including Alabama consumers, from abusive and harassing debt collectors. In this article we’ll take a dive into the following: What is the purpose of the FDCPA What is a “debt collector” under the FDCPA Who is a consumer under the law What debts are covered and not covered under the FDCPA What type of conduct is forbidden Exactly what is a debt collector required to… (Read more)


FAQ About Debt Collector Harassment Which Violates The FDCPA

Is A Debt Collector Harassing You Illegally?  Find Out What Your Rights Are So You Can Take Action Against Abusive Debt Collectors! We realize that dealing with debt collectors can be intimidating.  Not just because abusive collectors are intimidating but also because you may not fully understand your rights and what collectors can, and cannot, do in collecting a debt from you. We have laid out some typical questions that we are asked by Alabama consumers who want to know… (Read more)


What happens with your credit report after you win your collection trial?

What happens with your credit report after you win your collection trial? When you are in court and you win, what happens with your credit report after the trial? You want the debt removed from your report, but how does this happen? Do you ask the judge?  Does this happen automatically? In this post, we’ll discuss how to wrap things up after you win.  You’ve won your court case. What happens with your credit report now?  The judge does not… (Read more)


FDCPA: Get a statement when a debt collector calls a third party

FDCPA: Get a statement when a debt collector calls a third party One of the most terrible violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that debt collectors make is contacting a third party about a debt.  What is a “third party”? A third party is anybody other than you, your spouse, or your lawyer. Everyone else in the world is a third party.  There are very strict rules about when a debt collector can contact a third party,… (Read more)


What should I do if I want to defend my own collection lawsuit?

What should I do if I want to defend my own collection lawsuit? You’ve been sued and you’ve made the decision to defend yourself in your own collection lawsuit.  You’re not going to hire a lawyer, or give up, or even settle. You want to defend yourself and fight the lawsuit.  What should you do? If possible, go to court and watch your particular judge. At the time of this article, in 2020, we are still in the middle of… (Read more)


What happens with credit reporting after you win your collection trial?

What happens with credit reporting after you win your collection trial? When you are in court and you win, what happens with your credit reporting after the trial? You want the debt removed from your report, but how does this happen? Do you ask the judge?  Does this happen automatically? In this post, we’ll discuss how to wrap things up after you win.  You go to court and you win your case. What happens now? The judge does not control your… (Read more)


Why do credit bureaus believe furnishers over consumers?

Why do credit bureaus believe furnishers over consumers? Today, I wanted to talk with you about why do credit bureaus believe the creditor, or the debt collector, or a “furnisher” over you when you do a dispute? You believe there’s something wrong with your credit report.  So, you reach out to the credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax, Experian) and tell them there is a problem with your Capital One account, your Portfolio Recovery account, or other debt collection account.  You tell… (Read more)