Debt Collectors Threatening Arrest if individual does not pay up.

Edrie Pfeiffer
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Edrie Pfeiffer, Bankruptcy & Divorce Attorney
Posted on Sep 17, 2013

Debt collectors and other scammers are constantly coming up with new ways to try to scare people into making payments. One of the new ways is a threatening phone call, email or fax claiming that the police are on their way to arrest the individual. However the caller can have the arrest stopped if the debtor will just pay a couple of thousand dollars immediately. One of the worst aspects of this scam is that many times the person making the threat is not representing a valid creditor of the individual that they have called.

If you are receiving threatening phone calls, ask for verification of the debt in writing. If the caller refuses, you can be sure that it is a scam. Do not ever authorize an electronic transfer out of your bank account to someone who calls you with a threat.

If you are being pursued by legitimate collection agencies and need assistance, contact me or call my office today at 757-320-2010 to see how bankruptcy can help you get rid of these debts.

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