Debt Survival
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Demand that debt collectors verify your debt before paying

If you’re drowning in debt and need major credit repair, don’t automatically assume that debt collectors have your best interests at heart. Their job is to get paid, and the truth is that sometimes, unscrupulous techniques are used that can be illegal. Before agreeing to a payment plan or even filing for bankruptcy, demand that
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Avoid the debt settlement agreement benefit on your credit card

If you have credit cards, you’ve heard the credit card balance protection sales pitch. It used to be that for the price of 99 cents per month for every $100 of outstanding balance on the card, your credit card company would allow you to skip the minimum monthly payment for as many as six months
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Same day loan industry stands against rogue debt collectors

The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), a national organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible regulation of the personal loans industry, has issued a press release that denounces aggressive debt collection practices that violate consumer rights, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the newspaper, more than 5,000 arrest warrants were issued against