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How to Avoid Debt Collection Scams

Dirty Trick #4: "We'll Garnish Your Wages"
Avoid debt collection scams
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Brian Stauffer

This may be a bill collector's favorite line. They want you to think they can wangle the money from you, so you might as well just pay on the spot. But wages can be garnished only when an original creditor takes you to court and wins a judgment against you. That's why you should never give out your bank account number or other financial information that would allow scam artists to rip you off.