Looking for a reliable debt collecting agency
Thread poster: Ivana de Sousa Santos

Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 21:58
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Oct 7, 2005

Hi everyone.

I've got a debt to collect from a translation agency since October 2004.

Meanwhile, I was contacted by an American agency and they said they could collect my debt. 3 months have gone by and when I asked them if they had any news for me they simply said they had lost all the documents I had sent to them, so I told them to forget it.

I'm looking for a reliable debt collecting agency - preferably one that doesn't charge a lot to collect the debt :0) and one with the system "no pay no fees".

What agencies do you suggest?

Thank you in advance,
Ivana


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John Walsh  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 22:58
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. Oct 7, 2005

I'd go with a local attorney.

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Konstantinos Karanikas B.Sc. Electr. Eng., MITI
Greece
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Debt collecting companies Oct 7, 2005

Try the following:

https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/csmco2/index.jsp

http://www.payontime.co.uk/index.html

http://www.debta.com

...and GOOD LUCK!


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Federica Masante  Identity Verified
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Careful with Debta Oct 7, 2005

This "too good to be true" collection agency has been dicussed in a previous thread. It may be worth reading:

http://www.proz.com/topic/26813

Good luck and I hope you get your money.

Federica


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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
United States
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i'd suggest Oct 7, 2005

1/ look in hr country of non-payer.
2/ and consider that you are not in the country of the non-payer - you may not get anything at the end, or the whole issue won't be worth bothering (i mean your charges might get over the claimed amount).
3/ consider to advise non-payer that you will notify about the case the Ministry of Taxation and Revenue (whatever the name is) in the country of the non-payer, and actually do it if still non-paid... My guess it might do the trick)

And informthe local translation assoc as well.
I mean do not loose more money (on fees and charges)....

Ivana de Sousa Santos wrote:

Hi everyone.

I've got a debt to collect from a translation agency since October 2004.
Ivana


[Edited at 2005-10-07 20:15]


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Jane Lamb-Ruiz  Identity Verified
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Make sure... Oct 7, 2005

Make sure that the Debt Collection Agency is in the same geographical region as the company..that is very important. If for the US, use an in-state agency.

Good luck.


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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A good starting place. Oct 8, 2005

Ivana de Sousa Santos wrote:

Hi everyone.

I've got a debt to collect from a translation agency since October 2004.

Meanwhile, I was contacted by an American agency and they said they could collect my debt. 3 months have gone by and when I asked them if they had any news for me they simply said they had lost all the documents I had sent to them, so I told them to forget it.

I'm looking for a reliable debt collecting agency - preferably one that doesn't charge a lot to collect the debt :0) and one with the system "no pay no fees".

What agencies do you suggest?

Thank you in advance,
Ivana


Hi Ivana,

I think this is a good starting place for considering debt collection. This site offers service around world thru their associates. They are all "No collection no fee" agencies. You can enquiry on their site and get a response rather soon. Mine was within 48 hours.

http://www.creditman.biz/uk/members/DebtCollection.asp?subi=87

Good luck!

[Edited at 2005-10-08 09:37]


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