One of the newest trends in the debt collection business is companies that purchase junk debt and pursue collections. This unsavory practice of purchasing old debt for pennies on the dollar and trying to collect the full amount has been a $cash-cow$ for many companies, including Midland Funding LLC.
Midland Funding LLC is a division of the San Diego, California based Encore Capital Group. Encore Capital Group was a third-party collection agency for over 30 years prior to beginning its practice of purchasing junk debt. Since the change, Encore has watched its profits triple.
As a junk debt buyer, Midland is one of the largest in the industry. Their size has allowed them to purchase over 5 billion in junk debt in 2010 alone. With that size, however, also comes the ability to break the debt collection laws. In 2010 the company filed a consumer debt lawsuit against 517,000 different individuals. This perversion of the court system to enforce bad debts is great for their business, but bad for the Defendant. The Defendants in these types of lawsuits may face garnishment or have liens placed against their home and real-property for a debt that is past the statute of limitations, or no longer even reportable on their credit report.
Midland Funding has been involved in many class-action suits during the last few years because of their unethical practices. Failure to comply with collection laws, shady practices for collecting debts, and misuse of the justice system are just a few of the charges placed against the company. Midland and Encore have also been named in robo signing cases where people were unfairly foreclosed upon.
Consumers have substantial rights against this type of practice. Knowing those rights is imperative to fighting these collection practices. Midland Funding has openly admitted that they win most of their cases in court because of the Defendants failure to show and dispute the claim. This is known as a Default Judgment.
Consumers who do not wish to be subjected to these fear-based tactics and unethical practices should arm themselves with knowledge. The Defense Guide is a practical and informative guide that consumers can use to fight back within the law.
When you visit DefendASummons you can purchase a copy of the guide to use. This guide will provide you with all the knowledge and tips that you need to properly defend yourself against a consumer debt lawsuit.
Most cases are lost because the person being sued does not appear in court. They are fearful of the outcome or do not know how to defend themselves. Most are unaware of the rights they have or how to demand those rights. Do not let this happen to you. If you are facing a junk debt collector or court date you need The Defense Guide. What you learn from the guide today can save you from financial disaster tomorrow.
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