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Today. Seven people have been arrested in an illegal debt collection scheme. The targets of the scheme were consumers in debt in Southern California who were threatened with jail time for unpaid debts. Under the law, you cannot be jailed for unpaid debt.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Debt-Collection-Bullies-Caught-on-Tape-283281101.html

The debt collectors called about 6,000 consumers pretending to be a federal task force. Consumers were illegally threatened with jail time by having their cases forwarded to Los Angeles County authorities to issue warrants for their arrest. These types of tactics are unfortunately very common with debt collectors. Many consumers are completely unaware of the actual laws that apply to them and need professional help. If you are a consumer in debt contact a qualified debt settlement attorney. A debt settlement attorney will protect you from illegal threats and also work to settle the debt for a fraction of the balance claimed due.

 

Author: Kevin Fallon McCarthy

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Kevin Fallon McCarthy is the McCarthy Law PLC’s managing attorney and an experienced Phoenix debt attorney. Mr. McCarthy has also worked as general counsel for a large corporation. He has corporate counsel experience in human resource matters, general corporate governance, and union class action litigation.