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  • Debt Collector Threatening to Serve Papers? Here’s What to Do

    Debt Collector Threatening to Serve Papers? Here’s What to Do

    If you’re in a financial hole, dealing with debt collectors can make an already difficult situation worse. If you have a debt collector threatening to serve papers if you don’t pay up immediately, you may be feeling terrified and desperate. But here’s the thing: debt collectors aren’t legally allowed to inform you of a lawsuit […]

  • Can You Go to Jail for Debt?

    Can You Go to Jail for Debt?

    Debt collectors tend to dole out a lot of threats, but one of them they can’t make good on is sending you to prison. Can you go to jail for debt? Generally speaking, no. It’s illegal to imprison someone over a civil debt, and collectors are forbidden by law to threaten it.

  • Zombie Debt: What You Need to Know

    Zombie Debt: What You Need to Know

    The name sounds ominous, and the impact can be damaging if you’re not careful. Zombie debt is old debt that’s been revived by a debt collector. Here’s what you need to know about zombie credit card debt and other forms of it and how you can respond.

  • Top Debt Collector Scams to Watch Out For

    Top Debt Collector Scams to Watch Out For

    Whether you owe money on a past-due debt or not, you may be the target of debt collector scams. These scams typically include harassment and threats of all kinds. However, when you try to get the information you’re entitled to by law, they balk.