Debt collection refers to the work done to recover balances from credit accounts that are past due. Most commonly, debt collection specifically references third party debt collectors whose clients include banks, credit card issuers and other credit grantors, debt buyers, governments, and any organization that extends credit or owns an account where a balance is due. Collection methods traditionally include phone calls from call center agents, e-mails, and letters, and increasingly, SMS text. If an account remains in arrears after these efforts, the collection agency may contract with a collection attorney to file suit to recover the debt, if the collection agency is not positioned to do so.

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CFPB's Winter 2020 Supervisory Highlights Briefly Mention Debt Collection

18 February 2020

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Whitepaper on Debt Collection Released by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors

13 February 2020

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10 February 2020

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30 January 2020

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30 January 2020

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29 January 2020

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27 January 2020

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23 January 2020

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23 January 2020

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19 December 2019

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12 December 2019

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11 December 2019

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10 December 2019

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District of Maryland Sanctions Plaintiff and Her Counsel for Abuse of FDCPA and FCRA

9 December 2019

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E.D.N.Y. Calls Out Abuse of FDCPA, Confirms 1692g Requirements Don't Apply to Subsequent Letters

5 December 2019

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Debt Collector Accuses Lexington Law of Destroying Evidence in Lawsuit on Credit Dispute Letters

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