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Archive: Creditor Harassment and Debt Collection

Has Spectrum/Bright House Networks Improperly Charged You For A Fee You Don’t Owe?

Consumer Protection Lawyers in St. Petersburg

Guest Post by Do you use Spectrum f/k/a Bright House Networks for cable and/or internet?  Did you receive your December 2016 bill in the mail, or do you have access to it electronically?  If so, you may want to…


Student Loans & Creditor Harassment

The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits both debt collectors and creditors from using certain types of abusive, deceptive, and misleading debt collection tactics. This specific legislation is supposed to be a complement of the protections already provided by the…


Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Can Prove Very Costly

Debit Collector Harassment Practices in Florida

A Maryland plaintiff is suing Discover Financial Services for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by using an automated dialing system to contact her without permission. According to Andrianna A., Discover began contacting her in 2015 in order…


Debt Collectors: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Enforce Your Rights

In today’s day and age, more and more people are utilizing credit cards and depending on the extension of lines of credit to fulfill their daily needs. Unfortunately for the average everyday consumer, when they become even the shortest length…


Top 10 Myths About Underwater Homes

FINALLY, residential home values are beginning to rise in Florida. As a Tampa foreclosure attorney, I can attest first hand that we have entered a “Seller’s Market” again, where bidding wars, multiple offers, and short listing times are more common. The…


Law Firms as Collection Agencies?

We have previously mentioned several deceptive and harassing techniques used by over-zealous creditors in their efforts to collect on a debt. Though these practices can come from any type of creditor, we see them most often employed by debt collection…


Another Dirty Tactic by Debt Collectors: Seeking Compensation from a Power of Attorney

As a creditor harassment attorney, I am rarely shocked by the slimy tactics of Florida debt collectors.  However, this latest tactic takes the cake. What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives…


Rights of the Consumer in Debt Collection

As we mentioned last week, both the Federal and Florida legislatures have enacted laws to help protect consumers against harassment from greedy and impatient debt collectors. The two laws (1. the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and 2.) the…