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An Ypsilanti woman is suing Kohl's, claiming the retailer is stalking her and harassing her by phone over an overdue credit card bill, calling her at all hours of the night over what she calls a measly $20. / Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press "... Read More

A Plano resident has filed a lawsuit against a debt collector claiming that a company representative falsely threatened to file a criminal case. Gale Hutchinson, also known as Corbett Hutchinson, filed suit against Commercial Recovery Systems Inc.... Read More

A New Jersey company recently dropped credit-card debt litigation against a Dunmore man after a Lackawanna County judge ordered the business to prove it owned the account. On Sept. 5, U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin certified a class of potentially... Read More

According to a federal class action lawsuit filed in White Plains, N.Y., Capital One Bank and Cohen and Slamowitz, a law firm that represents it, “practice illegal credit and collection practices.” The charge is made by attorney Shimshon Wexler, who... Read More

A Minnesota hospital company that worked with debt-collection firm Accretive Health is in hot water with the federal government over allegedly harassing sick patients for money in the emergency department and at their bedsides. The University of... Read More

At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000. On the sidelines was a business consultant for the... Read More

A ruling in Manhattan federal court has turned a spotlight on what consumer advocates describe as abusive consumer-debt litigation tactics that have allegedly kept individuals from contesting their cases in court. On Sept. 5, U.S. Circuit Judge... Read More

It's a debt collector's job to be nasty. And lately, they've performing that task quite well. Debt collectors have been adopting increasingly unpleasant tactics, according to a recent report from the market research firm Marketdata Enterprises.... Read More

Either a legitimate company makes a mistake or a schemer is simply looking for ways to access your pocketbook. We got a complaint about a company called NCO Financial Systems. The company reportedly calls victims daily asking for repayment for a... Read More

A debt collection firm in Lithuania has hired the country's most famous self-styled witch to track down deadbeats. A spokesman said the new employee will use her "powers" to heal those "suffering from psychological impact of bankruptcy and... Read More

At the beginning of the New Year the Federal Reserve announced that in November of 2008 credit card debt totaled $973.5 billion--a decrease of 3.4 percent from October 2008. While that may sound like some good news for consumers, the numbers fail to... Read More

You might think this is the worst time to try to negotiate a better deal with your credit card company, but you're mistaken. It's true that the nation's credit crunch has resulted in card issuers reducing credit lines, canceling unused accounts and... Read More

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