There are quite a few of mystification with regard to a debt collection procedure and to collect debts from creditors. Some people think that the debt collectors may call on them and then demand for the owed debt; others still think that they could be simply put behind bars if they finally failed to repay their debts. Is that actually true? As a matter of real fact, debt collection agencies are very much limited by what they can do lawfully in order to make you repay.
Reminder Letter for Debt:
The first of all debt collection procedure to collect outstanding debt is to mail out the debt demand letters to debtors. The letter the recovery agency sends out, is created out of templates and not very much personal in nature, is just to tell the delinquent debtor as to how much he/she owes and where the charges come from. It provides the debtor a final deadline time for repaying out the debt before the creditor or company would move further more to the next level for recovery action. The letter does not state what this strict action would actually be, but it is most probably only limited to some more contacts. But still, as the debtor continues to ignore the debt, this type of contacts would become a bit more offensive.
Recovery Phone Calls:
If the recovery agency couldn't get the repayment even after sending out a few communications, it would proceed further with telephone calls to the debtor's home or cell phone or at times even at workplace. In these telephone calls, one of the representatives would provide explanation on the debts owed and attempt for debt collection.
Rarely the debt collector would discuss with the debtor and also accept a little smaller sum than what is actually owed, but it all depends on the size of the total debt, and the debtor's capacity to repay the debt. If no decision is made after first telephone call, the collection agency would attempt to call back once again. Sooner or later, a person would receive a flood of phone calls and also demand letters many times in a week, particularly if he/she disregards the debt collection communication.
Credit Bureaus Notifications:
The most destructive of all things involved with the debt collection process is to collect debt that the collection agency might even write to the 3 major credit bureaus and have them take a note of the collection activity on the debtors' credit data. This information will keep on one's credit history for 7 years or maybe more, probably have a very huge impact of negative effect on the capability to obtain fresh credits.
The Legal Way:
It is not very common to see that the debt collection agency filing a lawsuit against you even for a very small amount of debt owed, but it does surely happen. In order for the debt agency to do so, it should prove that it owns the debt money outright and cannot just be functioning on behalf of another company or individual such as a individual creditor. Almost particularly, the debt agency would pursue a legal action if the debt is too very large; say more than $20,000 or even more, as the potential payout is very high enough and it would actually be worth the time & effort spent.
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Submitted on: 2014-11-20 00:23:42