1. A debt collection firm may bring legal action against you if you refuse to pay.
If a debt collector sends you a complaint, you have a certain amount of time to
react, as set down by your jurisdiction. That time window is between 14 and 30
days for the majority of the US.
A debt collecting company has a number of possible outcomes if they prevail in court.
For example, to recover a debt, debt collectors may seize wages. A court order
known as a garnishment deducts money right away from a debtor’s income. This
cash is used to pay off the debt they owe.
2. Bad debt and past-due accounts receivable have quickly become significant
expenses for businesses of all sizes. Pursuing unpaid debts is time-consuming,
frustrating, and ineffective. Nowadays, people are virtually
resistant to pressure from collection agencies. Consumers and corporations are
aware that these authorities have no real redress, therefore, their letters and
phone calls threatening legal action are ignored. It is not unusual for creditors to
labor with a debt collector for months or years without success, forcing the business to
eventually retain legal counsel to recover the debt.