03 December 2014

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Debt Collector fined $33000 for harassing Jessica Burke over $350

Debt Collector fined $33000 for harassing Jessica Burke over $350

A debt collector has been ordered to pay a debtor $33,000 for harassing the woman over $350 of late payments on a used car,

Jessica Burke sued the collector, who operates under the pseudonym John Anderson, for violating her privacy rights and using abusive collection tactics, which are prohibited under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. According to the "20/20? report, Anderson didn't show up to court, and a judge issued a $33,000 judgment against him on June 29, 2009.

Burke said she received at least 15 text messages a day, and even after she returned her car to the finance company, the collection calls didn't stop. She had repaid her debt, she said, but the ordeal continued.

Excellent example of judgment

India also needs similar laws

Here in India people commit suicide, families commit suicide but nothing happens to debt collector or companies

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Renu December 04, 2014  

It is fine there because they dont have wilful defaulters, if we are not strict, 90% will not pay back.