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5 debt collection scams to watch out for

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27 2013 10:17 a.m. MST

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Collection agencies sometimes threaten legal action against consumers. Threats for charges like fraud, grand theft, check fraud and others are illegal. They can be reported to the Fair Trade Commission.


Issues that are consumer-related are not punishable in a criminal court. They are just used as a scare tactic.

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Commenter88
Salt Lake City, Utah

It would be nice to have a follow up story on this to inform readers of where this information can be found as a primary source. Firms in Utah are using these very scams and lying to courts to to collect money from people suffering from debilitating diseases and incapacitating health.

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