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Alabama Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Alabama Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Alabama Fair Debt Collection Statute

§ 40-12-80. Collection agencies.
Each collection agency shall pay the following license tax: In towns and cities of 20,000 or more inhabitants, $100; in towns and cities of less than 20,000 inhabitants, $25. Each person who shall employ agents to solicit claims for collection from persons, firms, or corporations in the state shall be deemed a collection agency within the meaning of this section. This section shall not apply to any person who is excluded from the definition of the term “debt collector” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692a(6).

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  1. i had a person call me today saying they were a para-legal for a lawyer out of GA. I live in AL. they said it was for a bad check written in july of 2006 they said i paid payments the last two were not paid and i needed to pay 350 today or they were going to sue for 850 on dec 29 first i dont remember it and second i would not have made payments i would have paid it in full with fee. is this legal or does it sound like a scam like i told the lady she was very rude and hostile

    • Usually, when people make threats such as these the collection company is not a real, viable entity and are collecting on scare tactics alone. But, there are collectors and companies that push this envelope, so keep a call log, send it to us and we will review it and hunt down the callers and make them pay you! Get started today by calling us at 888-595-9111, we will open a file for you and protect you! No cost to you.

  2. I got a call saying that they had a returned check that I had written for $35 in 1999 and that I now owe them over $200 because it had say in a office from 1999 until now. That if it’s not paid within 24 hours they will garnish my wages. It’s 2016! Is this possible?

    • I got a similar phone call yesterday. They said I wrote a check in September of 1999 that was not honored and now I owe $197 for a $20 check. I tried to call the bank that I banked with back then to do some research but the bank has since been purchased and their records have been purged.

      I really think this is a scam. Can they even do this?

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