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“Debt Collectors Go After Service Members” –
Are Yelm’s service members targeted?

“Rank reduction, court martial among threats”

“Debt collectors are targeting members of the Armed Services by calling their superior officers, threatening reduction in rank and even courts-martial, despite stepped-up efforts to protect them from abuse, according to a government report issued last week.”

“Petraeus [Holly Petraeus, assistant director for service member affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)], in a letter accompanying the report, said the sheer volume of debt collection complaints alone makes the issue important to her office.”

‘Yet military members routinely are denied their additional legal protections, Petraeus office found,’ quoting Daniel Wagner, Center for Public Integrity.
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If you are a Yelm-area service member being targeted by debt collectors, please send your story to info@yelm.com so your story can be published here.

Posted by Steve on March 16, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

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