Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is one of the largest debt buyers in the country, and one of few publicly traded in the United States. Like many of the largest debt buyers in the US, PRA buys up unpaid collection accounts, mostly tied to credit cards, from Citibank, Synchrony, Comenity, US Bank, and more. Portfolio Recovery […]
Debt Collection Industry Insider Starts Petition to Reign in Collection Abuse
Collection industry insider, Bill Bartmann, has started an electronic petition he will submit to Congress where he suggests the following amendments to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA): We hereby petition Congress to amend the current debt-collection rules by adding the following provisions: Increase the penalty for violations of debt-collection rules from the current […]
How Do I Sue A Debt Collector for Collection Abuse?
With debt collection abuse on the rise, debt collectors have been increasingly whiny lately. For the past year, I have seen weekly reports that provide a breakdown of how many consumers have filed suit against debt collectors for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). I have also seen an increase of people […]