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Dirty Tactics

Dave gives the lowdown on some dirty tactics of debt collectors, such as calling a neighbor about your debt!

QUESTION: Listener said a collector left a message about him with his neighbor. Can they do that? Not only can they do it, it’s part of their strategy, Dave says.

ANSWER: As long as they don’t identify themselves as a collector or anything about the debt, they can do that. They do that to tick you off, which they did. If they identify themselves, they break federal law. Punish this collector by putting them at the bottom of the list.