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This recent case from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is very important to understanding the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act).

The full citation to the case is:  Riccio v Sentry Credit, Inc. (3rd Cir. March 30, 2020).  And the Google Scholar link is here:  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=18158055043397526690&q=%22fair+debt+collection+practices+act%22&hl=en&scisbd=2&as_sdt=3,44

(If you are not familiar with Google Scholar — check out this video — Google Scholar is a fantastic free resource).

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What Happens if I Ignore a Collection Lawsuit because “it’s Illegal for a Debt Buyer to Sue Me?”

What Happens if I Ignore a Collection Lawsuit because "it's Illegal for a Debt Buyer to Sue Me?"Often we hear consumers say that they thought it was illegal to buy debt, or that it’s illegal for the collector who bought your debt to sue you.

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Welcome to our series where we answer comments from our viewers. We appreciate the questions and we hope this is helpful to you!

Can a debt collector lie about marking you as a refusal to pay?Today we’re answering this question about debt collectors — can they lie about marking you down as a so called “refusal to pay” when you talk to them.

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