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"Bad Check" Debt Collector Deceptively Used Prosecutors' Letterhead To Intimidate Consumers Into Paying High Fees
Late last year, Consumerist reported on a string of debt collectors paying to use prosecutors’ letterheads as a way to intimidate consumers into paying their debts. 411 more words
34,000 Black Churches Break Ties with Presbyterian Church
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage. 3,137 more words
Should consumers who’ve racked up debts they’re now unable or unwilling to pay down have the right to end collections calls?
At a time when Canadian borrowers have run up record amounts of debt, a new report from an advocacy group wants to make that possible across all provinces, calling on governments to change laws to help guard heavily indebted borrowers from the “aggressive and threatening” tactics used by collections agencies, including ceaseless phone calls in provinces where that remains allowed. 551 more words