Recently I wrote about a debt collection abuse scandal that was hard to believe.
Allegedly, Unicredit, an Erie, PA based collection agency, sent someone posing as a sheriff’s deputy to peoples places of employment where he flashed a badge and a gun and summoned these terrified individuals to a courtroom to extract money from them.
“This is an unconscionable attempt to use fake court proceedings to deceive, mislead or frighten consumers into making payments or surrendering valuables to Unicredit without following lawful procedures for debt collection,” Attorney General Tom Corbett said in a statement.
In October of 2010 the attorney general’s office sued to shut down Unicredit siting violations of consumer protection laws. Currently the former president is refusing to speak and you can’t blame him. Assistant federal public defender Thomas Patton said it best, “A truthful answer may tend to incriminate my client.”
I know it sounds like it’s right out of Hollywood but unfortunately situations like this are all to common in the debt collection industry… and that’s GREAT!
Because this creates a MASSIVE OPPORTUNITY for those who know how to take advantage of it.
Debt collection is a viable industry. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. These people understand that they have a moral and legal obligation to pay their debts but they are confused and scared about their situation. They need to be treated with dignity and respect and offered payment solutions within their budget.
Lucky for them we have just what they’re looking for!
Do Good and Make Money!