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Debt Collection & Settlement

Almost 30 million Americans are currently being pursued by debt collectors, usually for amounts around $1,500. Debt settlement companies promise debt relief to financially-stressed families with claims that they can settle debts for less than the amounts owed. But these programs can be expensive and are often not successful, leaving the consumer in a worse financial position than when they started.

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