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This dream team of debt experts can help you effectively deal with collection agencies. They'll teach you how to fight back against unethical collection attempts and preserve your rights. Any consumer who's being hounded by collectors or who has discovered an erroneous collection account on a credit report would profit from buying this book. --Liz Weston, the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet (Nielsen/NetRatings)

This is the most practical, concise book I've seen on how to deal with debt collectors, who can be quite ruthless. The experts who wrote this book are nationally recognized consumer advocates who genuinely care about the plights of consumers trying to get back on their feet. Bottom line, this is a great publication that any consumer who is being contacted by debt collectors should have! --Curtis Arnold, Consumer advocate & founder of

Whenever anyone asks me about how to handle debt collectors, I tell them to get Stop Debt Collectors. It's the most complete and easy-to-use guide on how to handle debt collectors that I've ever seen. And most importantly this advice works! --Scott Bilker, Creator of and author Talk Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt

About the Author

Gerri Detweiler is one of the country's top credit specialists and Credit Advisor for She is also the author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook, which Money Magazine named one of the top five personal finance books of the year, and the co-author of Invest In Yourself: Six Secrets to a Rich Life and Slash Your Debt, Save Money & Secure Your Future.

Gerri has been done thousands of radio, television, and print interviews, including interviews with USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and the Fox Business Channel. In addition, she has testified before Congress several times about consumer credit matters, worked to reform the national credit reporting laws and served as executive director of the non-profit consumer advocacy group Bankcard Holders of America and as policy director of The National Council of Individual Investors.

Mary Reed is a personal finance writer who writes about consumer money and legal issues in her own name, and also ghost writes books and magazine articles on those topics for clients. To date, she has co-authored three books Managing Debt for Dummies, Divorce for Dummies and The Everyday Law Kit For Dummies and she has ghostwritten 15 more. Mary has also written for Good Housekeeping, Home Office Computing Magazine, and Small Business Computing Magazine, The Wall Street Journal s National Business and Employment Weekly, and for Hispanic Business. In addition, she owns MR PR, a public relations firm that specializes in personal finance and small business PR.

John Ventura is a nationally-known bankruptcy and consumer law attorney. He s also the Director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law School and an Associate Professor there. John is the author of 16 books, including Managing Debt for Dummies, The Bankruptcy Handbook, The Credit Repair Handbook and The Estate Planning Handbook.

John has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television & Radio, the Fox News Channel, American Public Radio, National Public Radio, and Business News Network and on numerous local radio and television programs as well. He has also been mentioned or quoted about consumer money matters in national and local magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Money Magazine, Kiplinger s Finance Magazine, and many more.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: (August 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1424335116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424335114
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,427,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Johnson on August 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book! It takes you through the in's and out's of the credit and debt collection laws and makes everything simple. How to handle debt collectors, your legal rights, and even sample letters! This really has it all! If the debt collectors want a war, blind side them with your legal rights!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
"Stop Debt Collectors" is a comprehensive, practical set of instructions on how to deal with debt collectors. This is a valuable book for anyone who is being hounded by collection agencies.

It's stressful enough being in a financial bind, without the additional worries caused by debt collectors, some of whom use a variety of questionable tactics to add to the emotional toll of a debtor. If you find yourself in this situation, you would undoubtedly benefit from what this book can teach you: exactly what debt collectors can and can't do, and what you should do if a debt collector violates your rights.

The book offers concise advice on your debt collection rights, how to respond to debt collectors, getting negative information removed from your credit report, and many other important matters.

As the economy grows worse there will surely be a growing need for good advice like that contained in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
Debt is something that no one wants to be in. "Stop Debt Collectors: How to Protect Your Rights and Resolve Your Debts" is a guide for those who in debt who want to stop it from controlling their life. Outlining one's rights to privacy and other topics, it gives the indebted what they need to protect their credit scores and slowly get their debt under control so that one can some day be free of the problems of debt. "Stop Debt Collectors" is a strong choice for those in debt.
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