Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Collect This!

Looks like one collection agency overstepped its bounds to the tune of $1.5 million. The tables has turned on one collection agency and this time the debtor will be collecting from the bill collector. Allen Jones will now be able to pay off his credit cards with the money he'll be collecting from the collection agency and have some left over. I bet Allen is pinching himself to make sure he is not dreaming.

Maybe, now, collections agencies will learn to treat people with some respect and common courtesy. Collections agencies are known for their rudeness and causing people tremendous amounts of stress and some people's untimely death. They need to learn that harrassment and their downright nasty tactics will not be tolerated anymore.

Bill collectors have a habit of harrassing people with rude, abusive, and bullying telephone calls all hours of the day and night and are the most avoided people in the in the employment industry. They care less that the economy is still in the process of healing, people are out of jobs, have no money, and the job market is in the process of healing. Some of them can get downright cruel and expect folks who are going through hardships to pull money out of a hat. They actually believe that they can squeeze the blood out of a turnip.

Although, credit collection agencies are regulated by the U.S. Federal trade commission and are not suppose to harrass customers, they do it frequently and break that law daily. The law means nothing to them. A bill collector will call at all hours or the day and night, seven days a week, and more than once a day.

Nevertheless, the bill collectors went too far with Mr. Jones and Jones did something about it. The following are some of the messages left on Jones voice mail:

“This is your mother******* wake-up call you little lazy a** b****,” wfaa.com quoted a collector as saying in one message.

“Get your mother******* n****r ass up and go pick some mother******* cotton fields,” said another collector."

Mr. Jones won't be picking cotton to pay his bills. Nope, instead he'll be going to the bank to cash that fat check that the collection agency has been ordered to pay to him for their rudeness and insults and popping the cork on the Champagne bottle.


Black Diaspora said...

Granny, I understand the collection agency hounded Allen Jones for a mere $200.00.

There comes a point when the risk is greater than the rewards.

This kind of calculation is often ignored. British Petroleum ignored this commonsense metric, and may, as a result, face financial ruin.

Also, Massey Energy Company may rue the day it threw caution to the wind.

And, too, we know this nation's financial sector faced a certain death because of risky investment practices, and needed government intervention to save its bacon.

They gambled with our money with the sure knowledge that they were too big to fail, and that the government would pull their bacon out the fire, if it came to that.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Wow. He won $1.5 million? Hope he collects it. I know he'll be laughing all the way to the bank.

M. Rigmaiden said...

Thanks for sharing this Granny. I tried to say something about this on Field's blog but it fell on seemingly deaf ears;) Debt collectors can ruin a person's life. And what is the worst is when they SUE you. If you look at civil dockets across the country, they are filled up with debt collection lawsuits.

Suing a person for money that they don't have is the most assinine and foul thing I've ever heard. But it's legal for them to do it so they continue. Just as banks got a bailout, I feel like citizens should have gotten a bailout too; erase all consumer debt! But that is just in a fair fantasy world, where politicians don't give tax money to banks to screw people over and over and over again;)

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Amen, he is gonna be laughing all the way to the bank. I was thinking, can I sue telemarketers for calling my house 24/7 and blocking out all of my telephone calls and messages. 1.5 mil sounds good to me in these hard times with the economy and all. (wink)