Some quick links to start your Wednesday. A fake IRS collection scam is running in South Dakota … Wrestling legend charged with murder in 30-year-old case … Car sales boomed in August … ConocoPhillips laying off 2,000 employees … McDonald’s will offer all-day breakfast … Google unveils new logo … Banks are going to be looking closely at how their vendors maintain data security … The biggest problem with driverless cars is they follow all the rules of the road. People drivers don’t.
- Sending unpaid accounts to collections was used as a threat to get people to pay in a bogus negative-option credit card scam that resulted in a $1 million settlement announced yesterday by the New York Attorney General.
- Being a debt collector is not a path to easy money. Calling people all day who don’t want to talk to you and being threatened and having your decency called into question because you’re asking someone to make good on a financial obligation are just part of the job description.
- Debt collectors are part of the problem when it comes to people not paying their fines for toll violations because of the “steep” fees they tack on to small fines, according to this article.
- An update on a series of bills in the California legislature that would change the bankruptcy code and wage garnishment by debt collectors.
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