The Debt Collector

Amy Fontinelle is a writer, editor, and personal finance expert. Her clients include personal finance websites, financial institutions, public policy organizations, academic journals and professional economists. In a recent post for, Amy discussed debt collector tricks and practices, focused on annoying the debtor. Let’s see how far they are willing to go.


Outfox The Debt Collector’s Hounds

Debt collectors have two subtle weapons at their disposal: fear and ignorance. Many people dread the midnight phone calls or the embarrassing workplace confrontations, not realizing that these old standby threats are just that – threats. As you’ll learn, these practices and other tricks of the debt collection trade are actually illegal.
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