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Debt Collection (9)+

  • Debt Collection Videos

    Consumer Debt Collection Information Videos by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Read More

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    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Getting Help with Medical Debt

    This video reviews the different options that are available to get help with medical debt, including charity care, financial counseling, and payment plans. Read More

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    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Getting Sued on a Credit Card Debt? (Audio/Podcast) audio

    General information on what happens if you are sued over credit card debt. Mike Monahan, Pro Bono Director of the State Bar of Georgia talks with Michael Tafelski, staff attorney from Georgia Legal Services program. Visit GLSP.org for Tafelski's contact information. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Basic Debt Collection and Consumer Protection in Georgia

    This document describes the law relating to debt collection and basic consumer protection laws, answering the following questions: Why do you need to understand your contract before signing it? How can creditors collect debts? How can consumers protect themselves? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Debt Collection FAQs: A Guide for Consumers

    This web site describes your basic federal rights in connection with debt collectors. Content Detail

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    U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fair Debt Collection

    If you use credit cards, owe money on a personal loan, or are paying on a home mortgage, you are a "debtor." If you fall behind in repaying your creditors, or an error is made on your accounts, you may be contacted by a "debt collector." You should know that in either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires that debt collectors treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of debt collection. Of course, the law does not erase any legitimate debt you owe. This brochure answers commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Letter

    Do you have debt collectors calling you all the time at work and at home? You have protection under federal law under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This document explains the law and provides a sample letter for you to use. Read More

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    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Questions about Family Consumer Debt Problems

    This web page helps you understand your rights in connection with creditors. Read More

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    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • The Fair Debt Collection Act

    How the Fair Debt Collection Act protects the consumer Content Detail

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    Barnes Law Group

Consumer Education (3)+

  • Learn about All the New Telephone Scams - Don't Become a Victim

    Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money. Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency. Browse FTC scam alerts by topic or by most recent. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

    The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy. It was established in 1992 and is based in San Diego, California. It is primarily grant-supported and serves individuals nationwide. The PRC's goals are to: Raise consumers' awareness of how technology affects personal privacy. Empower consumers to take action to control their own personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection. Respond to specific privacy-related complaints from consumers, intercede on their behalf, and, when appropriate, refer them to the proper organizations for further assistance. Document the nature of consumers' complaints and questions about privacy in reports, testimony, and speeches and make them available to policy makers, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the media. Advocate for consumers' privacy rights in local, state, and federal public policy proceedings, including legislative testimony, regulatory agency hearings, task forces, and study commissions as well as conferences and workshops. Content Detail

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    The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse