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Wednesday, July 10, 2013



$3.2 Million? That's all? Why not make this $3.2 billion--only then will these companies stop. Unless, of course, they are Bank of America or Chase.


Debt collection has not changed since the 18th century when Debtors Prison was outlawed in the US. Collection agencies are not regulated and operate in a consumer economy driven by merchants which thrive on consumer debt and government mandates. Consumer rights are all but eradicated. Any penalty for abuses is likely considered no more than a cost of doing business; there is too much profit in debt collection to change practices that are next to impossible to prove.

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