Citibank Slapped on the Wrist Over Debt Collections and sales of Debt to Junk Debt Buyers

By: Robert J. Nahoum According to a report by USA Today “Citibank was ordered to pay a $3 million penalty and provide nearly $11 million in consumer relief or refunds in a settlement over illegal debt sales and debt collection practices, a federal consumer agency said Tuesday. The New York-based bank broke the law by selling credit card debt with […]

Can I Be Arrested for Not Paying A Student Loan?

By: Robert J. Nahoum A story of a student loan debtor purportedly arrested for failing to pay his student loans has gone viral.  The media has ran with the story and student loan borrowers everywhere are nervous.  You may be wondering how this could have happened – didn’t we eliminate debtors’ prison in America in colonial times?  Well the answer […]

Sample FDCPA Cease and Desist Letter

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Whether it’s mounting credit card debt, unexpected medical bills or even defaulted student loans, when you fall behind on your bills, the debt collectors will harass you. Understandably, anyone who has dealt with debt collectors feels abused, harassed and bullied.  This is due in large part to the heavy-handed tactics of the debt collection […]

Who is Houslanger & Associates?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Two scenarios might have led you this article: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you. You call the bank to find out what’s going on and are told to speak some law-firm called Houslanger & Associates. You’ve received […]

Debt Collection Law-Firm Schachter Portnoy Filed 1,884 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2015

By: Robert J. Nahoum Schachter Portnoy, LLC is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing creditors and junk debt buyers.  Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar. According to the New York State Unified Court System, Schachter Portnoy filed almost 2,000 New […]

NY Debt Collection Law Firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC Filed 4,377 Collection Cases In 2015

By: Robert J. Nahoum The infamous debt collection law-firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC represents creditors and junk debt buyers in debt collection cases throughout New York. According to the New York State Unified Court System, Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy filed 4,377 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2015 in New York’s civil, city and small claims courts. Kirschenbaum Phillips […]

Debt Collection Law-Firm Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, PC Changed Its Name to Eltman Law, PC

By: Robert J. Nahoum Infamous debt collection law firm Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, PC started as a local New York debt collection mill but have been rapidly growing.  According to their website, Eltman is now collecting debts in California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. Eltman, began as a captive law-firm and essentially […]