Is Georgia a haven for abusive debt collectors?

11:34 am Jan. 10, 2017

Getting threatened with arrest. Being called a dirt bag. Having your neighbor tell you that debt collectors want you to pay up. Such debt collection tactics are banned under federal law. In spite of the bans, various Georgia firms have been accused of employing such methods.

And a new report shows that Georgians being harassed about debts are filing a record number of complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.