Thttps://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/2009/03/georgia_law_firm_under_investi_1.htmlhe Atlanta Journal-Constitution has posted an article about problems with a debt collection firm in Georgia. Alison Young, who wrote this fascinating article, says that consumers have complained of the firm using “deceit and abusive tactics” to collect their money…and in some cases money isn’t even owed.
Enough people complained that, in Fall 2008, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs launched an investigation into the matter. The article says that the investigation ordered the offending firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, to
answer questions about collection practices, consumer disputes and what it does to ensure the validity of debts.
The firm responded by saying that its collection means are none of the government’s business. A hearing is set for March 30, 2009 in the Cobb County Superior Court. We’ll keep you posted on the outcome of the trial.
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