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Flitter Milz comments on vehicle repossession, unfair debt collection, credit reporting privacy and accuracy issues, and unwanted "robocalls" or texts to your cell phone. 

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JobSearch Jan 09, 2017
Your credit report affects many aspects of your life, which is why it is important to check your reports regularly to ensure that all of the information listed is up to date and accurate. You likely…
car boot Jan 05, 2017
In most states, repossession agents have to inform the local police department of the intent to seize a vehicle before the repossession takes place. During the vehicle repossession, the police may…
scales Jan 03, 2017
You’ve heard the terms credit report and credit score, but do you know the difference between the two? What is a Credit Score? A credit score is a number associated with a person’s credit files to…
Is Someone Else's Information on My Credit Report? Dec 22, 2016
Your credit report affects a number of things in your life, such as your ability to get an auto loan, finance a home, and even find employment or rent an apartment. This is why it’s important to…
Frustrated with bills Dec 19, 2016
Contact from a debt collector is always cause for concern, but not everything the debt collector tells you is fact. Debt collectors often use certain tactics to intimidate consumers, such as…
Unwanted Calls Dec 15, 2016
On August 4, 2016, the FCC ruled that automated calls and text messages from educational institutions and utilities do not fall under the restrictions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA…
Car key Dec 12, 2016
Whether you are behind on payments or not, the lender must follow a number of rules before and after a car is repossessed. These rules detail how and when they can initiate car repossession, what…
Crossed-fingers Dec 08, 2016
Debt collection harassment affects millions of Americans. Did you know that debt collectors have to follow certain laws when they contact you, no matter how much debt you might have? What is the…
co-signer Dec 05, 2016
Sometimes a friend or relative with poor credit may ask you to cosign on their car loan. It’s important to know that co-signers take on financial responsibilities for the duration of the loan. Co-…
Cellphone Dec 01, 2016
Calls to Your Cell Phone Require Consent The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires callers that use automated dialing equipment to get consent before calling a consumer’s cell phone. If…

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