Threats are the tools of the trade of debt collectors.
Why not? Fear is effective to get people to do stupid things.
That’s why debt collectors use it.
Pay up or…
- we’ll send you to collection
- we’ll sue you
- we’ll ruin your credit
- we’ll have you arrested
- we’ll have you deported
- we’ll take your house
- we’ll tell your neighbors
Terror shuts down rational thinking and upends priorities.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
As a bankruptcy attorney, I meet lots of people because they’ve panicked. A debt collector has threatened them financially, and they are sure their world is coming to an end.
So let’s talk about debt collectors and the threats they use. Just which threats are bluster and which are blockbusters. [Read more…]