Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Private Investigator News: Debt collectors collect "friends"

"And it’s not just purchases. Debt collectors say Linkedin, a career networking site, is particularly helpful if debtors make a big deal about not being able to pay bills because they’re unemployed. It’s hard to make that argument if their Linkedin profiles detail their current employers, positions and job descriptions.

But what are the rules when it comes to this sort of thing?

Can debt collectors post on your Facebook wall or create a fake profile and “friend” you to see more information about you?

The owner of a Portland-area collection agency, who declined to be identified, said that’s exactly what his collectors do. In fact, they have a contest to see who can “collect” the most debtors as friends."

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