collection agency in USA
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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Dear Colleague
I have a problem about a payment, it is a big amount , do someone know a good collection agency in the USA?, can someone explain me how they work? and above all can I contact them if I am Italian citizen ( I invoiced a client in the USA)
Thanks a lot for your suggestions they will be more then welcome:)


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Dun & Bradstreet Mar 6, 2006

Take a look at the D&B's debt collection services (I don't think you have to be a US citizen or live in the US to use them).

http://www.dnb.com/us/

http://smallbusiness.dnb.com/collect-debt/browse-products.asp


As an ATA member you may also get a discount

http://www.atanet.org/bin/view.fpl/13464.html




[Edited at 2006-03-06 23:05]


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Genevieve Tournebize
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have you tried this Mar 6, 2006

A few month ago i had a similar problem but for a small amount that the person had deducted from my payment under some false pretences, I collected all my information, emails etc. I got the information of the person that I dealt with and I wrote a letter to the Attorney General of the state it occured in. I went to see on the Internet the name and the exact information for the Attorney General in that state for maximum credibility. I sent a certified copy of the letter I was going to send the Attorney General to the person in question without saying another word. I waited two weeks to see if anything would happen...the person sent me the money, and everything was resolved. In the letter I explained to the Attorney General that I had a contract (PO), and everything elase. The Attoney can garnish the wages of the person that does not want to pay or close their business, put a hold on their assets etc. I hope this will work for you too.

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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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But can I? I am Italian Mar 6, 2006

Genevieve Tournebize-Iliev wrote:A few month ago i had a similar problem but for a small amount that the person had deducted from my payment under some false pretences, I collected all my information, emails etc. I got the information of the person that I dealt with and I wrote a letter to the Attorney General of the state it occured in. I went to see on the Internet the name and the exact information for the Attorney General in that state for maximum credibility. I sent a certified copy of the letter I was going to send the Attorney General to the person in question without saying another word. I waited two weeks to see if anything would happen...the person sent me the money, and everything was resolved. In the letter I explained to the Attorney General that I had a contract (PO), and everything elase. The Attoney can garnish the wages of the person that does not want to pay or close their business, put a hold on their assets etc. I hope this will work for you too.


Thanks I will try but do you know if I can? I am not USA citizen, I live in Italy

thanks a lot for your help


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Thanks a lot Renate Mar 7, 2006

Renate Cisne wrote:

Take a look at the D&B's debt collection services (I don't think you have to be a US citizen or live in the US to use them).

http://www.dnb.com/us/

http://smallbusiness.dnb.com/collect-debt/browse-products.asp


As an ATA member you may also get a discount

http://www.atanet.org/bin/view.fpl/13464.html




[Edited at 2006-03-06 23:05]


I decide to follow your advice, I have already done all my steps, and Yes I don't need to be USA citizen

Many thaks again

[Edited at 2006-03-08 00:00]


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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thanks to everyone Mar 7, 2006

I did my 1st step let's see if it works


Many many thanks for your advises


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Let us know... Mar 7, 2006

angioletta garbarino wrote:


I did my 1st step let's see if it works

Many many thanks for your advises


Could you let us know how things turn out?


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of course Mar 7, 2006

Could you let us know how things turn out?


I will keep you informed, of course many thanks again


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