Dealing with debt collectors: Your rights and how to spot a scammer

Source: Herb Weisbaum, Consumers' Checkbook

Legitimate debt collectors identify themselves and the company they work for, and they’re happy to provide contact information. The person calling will already have your full name and address, and will not ask for personal information, such as Social Security number or bank account number.

Red Flag: Scammers or disreputable collectors will threaten to tell your family, friends, employer or coworkers about your debt. Don’t respond to this high-pressure tactic.

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