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A Twist: Predatory Borrowing!

posted by John Pottow

For reasons not entirely clear to me, I am receiving advertisements for seminars on debt collecting.  An example's here.   Leaving aside my need to "protect creditor assets" from the rapacious pitfalls of the FDCPA and other such scourges, I am particularly intrigued by the branding message to "steer clear of predatory debtors' attorneys".  This is surely a co-option of "predatory lending," which has (finally) worked its way into the policymaking lexicon.   Frank Luntz (sorry, Dr. Frank Luntz) would be so proud!


Here's a real funny. I've received such advertisements by email -- at my court address!

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