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Thousands of consumers who borrowed money from payday loan companies may receive cash compensation, but sadly most of them are unaware of their rights.
Payday loans are small loans, generally in the $150-$400 range, repayable in a few weeks when the borrower is due to receive a paycheck or some other scheduled payment. Because payday loans are targeted to people in financial trouble, there are few borrowers who can pay off their loan at that point. According to a recent study, 91% of all payday loans are made to borrowers caught in a cycle of repeat borrowing with five or more payday loans per year.
A payday loan default can lead to a barrage of bank overdraft fees, constant collections call, damage to your credit scores, a day in court and garnishment of your paycheck. Payday loans companies are known for their aggressive debt collection practices. They often engage in harassing, threatening, unprofessional, unfair and illegal communications with their defaulted borrowers in their attempt to collect the debt.
THERE ARE HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF WAYS THAT CREDITORS AND DEBT COLLECTORS VIOLATE CONSUMERS’ RIGHTS. THE RULE OF THUMB IS IF A DEBT COLLECTOR OR CREDITOR IS CONTACTING YOU, THEY ARE MOST PROBABLY BREAKING THE LAW OR THEY ARE ABOUT TO.
Quick version: If you took out a payday loan and was thereafter contacted by or on behalf of the lender, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation. Applying for a claim evaluation is quick, free and 100% confidential.
It is absolutely unacceptable that payday loan companies harass and threaten their clients, often in violation of federal and state laws. Good news is that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and many state laws, such as, for example, Nevada Revised Statute 604A or California Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provide strong protection for consumers and also entitle consumers to receive cash compensation if violations occur.
Some of the common violation of debt collection laws that may entitled you to cash settlements are:
- Lender or debt collector failed to identify itself when contacted you,
- Lender or debt collector contacted a third party about your debt,
- Lender or debt collector harassed you,
- Lender or debt collector used profane or otherwise abusive language in an attempt to collect the debt;
- Lender or debt collector stated that non-payment of the debt would result in your arrest or imprisonment;
- Lender or debt collector threatened to garnish your wages before receiving a garnishment order.
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Lately, many consumers came forward and said: “enough is enough!”.
Some People Are Worried That Applying For A Claim Evaluation Will Require Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Sadly, some victims will not apply for an initial claim evaluation because they are worried that this service will require out-of-pocket expenses. This is not only wrong, but it’s in fact, quite the opposite.
Applying for an initial claim evaluation free, confidential, and there is absolutely no cost.
Maybe What Happened To Me Wasn’t That Big Of A Deal
Many victims will downplay what happened to them and will try to push it to the back of their mind. Not only do these potential violations of our rights cause emotional distress, frustration, and financial difficulties over time, but our inaction is the very reason why companies have gotten away with these practices for such a long time. And it needs to stop.
No matter how minor violations may seem to you, companies may still be obligated by law to pay you. Click below to apply for a free and 100% confidential initial claim evaluation today.
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