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FTC Recommends Talking with Collectors During Pandemic

  • Written by Steel Rose

Job losses have traveled hand-in-hand with the Coronavirus. If you’re having trouble paying your bills, you’re not alone. Here are a few things to keep in mind if a debt collector calls.

Consider talking with the collector at least once, even if you can’t pay right away or don’t think you owe the money. That way, you can confirm whether it’s really your debt. If it is, you may be able to work out a payment plan or settlement. From the article entitled, Dealing with debt collectors During the Pandemic by Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

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