The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is the single most important piece of Federal legislation affecting consumer debt collection. Abide by it and you’re fine. Violate itand the fines can be severe.
This webinar will describe the Act in general. You will learn what you can (and cannot) say and do with regard to consumer debt collection guidelines. In addition, we will discuss tools you can use to more quickly collect on consumer debt…and without going to court in many instances.
Finally, we will discuss the advantages (and disadvantages) of getting judgments, forgiving debt, and how to handle being sued by a debtor for allegedly violating the law.
Why Should You Attend
Consumer debt collector laws are among the most highly-regulated arenas you will ever encounter within the accounting profession. Even though you are legitimately trying to recover money owed to your firm, it can often feel like the debtor has more rights than you do.
Areas Covered in this Webinar
The goal of this webinar is to minimize uncertainty regarding what you are allowed (and not allowed) to say and do. We’ll cover the three major areas of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that get even veteran collectors in trouble: Harassment, Unfair Practices, and Illegal 3rd Party Disclosure.
In addition, we’ll examine in detail the different types of bankruptcy law, and how to protect your interests if a debtor includes your firm in a bankruptcy proceeding. We’ll also discuss tools you can use to recover more money quickly without necessarily having to go to court. The pro’s and con’s of securing judgments and forgiving debt will be touched upon, as well as how to handle getting sued by a debtor for allegedly violating statute.
Real-world case studies will be presented that demonstrate just how complex the collections world can be. If you extend credit to consumers, this is a webinar you can’t afford to miss.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Origins and Who It Applies To
“The Big 3” – Areas That Trip Up Even Veteran Collectors…and Staying Compliant
Bad Check Recovery – A Tool You May Not Be Aware Of (Subject to State Law)
Post-Dated Checks – Should You Accept Them?
Bankruptcy – Protecting Your Interests
Judgments and Forgiving Debt
How to Handle Being Sued Under the Act
Who Will Benefit
Scott Transue is an Enrolled Agent based out of Albany, New York. He owns his own tax preparation and representation firm, and has personally completed over 500 individual tax returns. He has unlimited representation rights for taxpayers and companies experiencing issues with the IRS.
He received a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University of New York at Albany. His professional career has included time as commissioner of finance for the city of Gloversville, New York and as a senior accountant with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.