Learn how to spot the warning signs of debt collection scams and ways to protect yourself.
Making and sticking to a budget is a key step towards getting a handle on your debt and planning for the future.
Ni el gobierno federal, ni sus empleados le solicitarán a usted que envíe dinero para obtener un premio. Tampoco le llamarán por teléfono para amenazarle con enviarlo a la cárcel o con demandarle si usted no paga una deuda. Aprenda a protegerse contra las estafas de impostores.
Under the Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB) program, medical providers such as doctors, hospitals, and medical supply
companies aren’t allowed to bill enrollees for Medicare deductibles,
coinsurance, and copayments. If you get a wrongful bill, you don’t have to pay it. You have the right to a refund if you’ve already paid.
Mucha gente se atrasa porque no pueden hacer los pagos mensuales para pagar su deuda, además de los costos de la vida diaria. Usted no está solo. Aquí le ofrecemos pasos que pueden ayudarle a tomar el control de su deuda.
If you’ve hit a financial rough spot (and think you might miss a credit card payment) contact your creditor as soon as possible. Most will work with you to find a repayment plan that suits your current situation.
A recent law provides additional protections for servicemembers affecting VA refinances, medical debt on credit reports, credit monitoring, and stays on foreclosure. Here’s what to look for in the new laws and when they go into effect.
You can start to take control of your debt in six easy steps.
Learn more about how debt collection works or identify steps that you can take to address your own situation.
More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Consumers typically pay for telecommunications services monthly, but most providers do not report to consumer reporting agencies unless an account is in collections. In this report, we explore how these debts are reported.
WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
How to safeguard your credit record and avoid security clearance problems.
We recently published a Complaint Snapshot report, which provides an overview of trends across consumer complaints. We also took a focused look at debt collection complaints.
Federal government agencies and federal employees will not ask you to send money to collect prizes. They also won’t call to threaten you with jail time or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a debt. Learn how to protect yourself from imposter scams.
Many people fall behind because they can’t afford to make monthly debt payments on top of their daily living expenses. You’re not alone. Here are some steps to help you get a handle on debt.
Servicemembers consistently report their issues with debt collection to us. These are some of their experiences.
If you were one of the thousands of people who paid illegal upfront fees for debt settlement services to Morgan Drexen, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
When we take an enforcement action against a person or company for violating a consumer financial protection law, that person or company may have to compensate people for the harm they caused.
When bills are piling up, it’s important to remember that you’re still in control. While you are ultimately responsible for paying all of your bills on time, there are things you can do if you fall short one month and don’t have enough money to cover everything.
Receiving a call from a debt collector can be stressful. Your first instinct may be to hide or ignore the situation and hope it goes away. But that can make things worse. We have resources to help you respond to debt collectors.
Our recent report discusses the most common financial complaints reported by consumers across the 50 states and D.C.
If you have an old debt with the IRS, you might receive a letter informing you that your account is being transferred to a private debt collector. Learn more about the new program and how to spot scams.
We recently published our Consumer Response Annual Report, which provides an overview of the complaints we received in 2016.
We have heard from consumers across the country about their experiences with debt collection. In our new debt collection series, we will share these stories as well as findings from a survey report on consumers’ views about debt collection.
We surveyed consumers regarding their views and experiences in debt collection, and today we have released a report on our findings.
A lack of clear rules of the road in the debt collection market puts consumers at a disadvantage.