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A person who is employed to collect debts for creditors.
- ‘Dallas debt collector Charlie Black is giving up his job after getting 14 black eyes, three broken ribs, a broken wrist and four broken fingers in the last two years.’
- ‘You need to make sure that you have the proper procedures in place from the outset, so that you are not faced with ongoing payments to a debt collector,’ said Dunleavy.’
- ‘We will also arrange for a debt collector to collect the outstanding balance or instruct a solicitor to issue proceedings against you.’
- ‘By 18 he was a debt collector and loan salesman with an American finance company and soon started a string of businesses including a loan broker's, an estate agency and property business.’
- ‘If you're facing the possibility of a knock on the door from a debt collector, it's important not to ignore the problem.’
- ‘Finally, when we were unable to reach the customer and she failed to respond to calls, emails and a letter to her home, Telstra sent in a debt collector as it was fully entitled to do under Telecommunications Industry credit guidelines.’
- ‘It's a setting that Jacob knows firsthand due to a three-month stint as a debt collector at the age of 19.’
- ‘However, since then, an ABN debt collector has called me many times and insisted that there is an outstanding balance of approximately Rp 500,000.’
- ‘A year ago, while Sotherton was dithering over whether to quit her job as a debt collector and train full-time for the heptathlon, her mother advised her to take the plunge.’
- ‘Now, my account has been sent to a debt collector and the company says I must wait for them to do an investigation.’
- ‘Most lenders would rather work out a repayment plan that you can handle, which could include reducing the interest rate you're paying, than bring in an expensive debt collector.’
- ‘He plays Beck, a gentle giant, who operates as a debt collector for a shady LA restaurateur.’
- ‘Those arrears amounted to about $31,000 and the debt collector had therefore acquired a lien on the property and wanted to foreclose on it.’
- ‘A debt collector who worked under the name ‘Mr Reaper’ has been put behind bars after admitting that he threatened to kill a North Yorkshire garage manager over a disputed work contract.’
- ‘A MAN who hired a debt collector to scare his business partner into returning thousands of pounds has been jailed for nine months.’
- ‘The gunman shot the part-time debt collector in the neck only an inch from his windpipe.’
- ‘I was the only one there when the debt collector arrived, and he quite forcibly told me if I didn't start paying he'd break my arm and blacken my credit rating and all that.’
- ‘A gang of sophisticated villains are believed to be behind a cheque fraud scam which is leaving innocent people facing threats from debt collectors.’
- ‘How long you remain unaware of such theft depends on the nature of the fraud, how carefully you check your credit card and bank statements, and the presence of a debt collector on your doorstep.’
- ‘He earned his living as a trainee architect and a rostrum cameraman, a photocopier salesman and later as a debt collector.’
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