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Top 7 Debt Collection Tips

Delinquent accounts have always been a part of every business, and now it is an even bigger part of every business and the older the debt becomes, the harder it is to collect. Begin collection efforts immediately once an account … Continue reading

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The Importance of Verifying your Debtor

Verizon recently sent an account to collections and it turns out the debtor was a dog named Andy. This seems so unusual not because of what happened but maybe because Verizon is supposed to be a huge company, with values … Continue reading

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Do you contact neighbors when trying to find a debtor?

As part of your skip tracing, when you have to locate a debtor in order to collect from them, how many of you contact neighbors for location information? How often do you do this?

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Skip Tracing resources

Anyone who owns a collection agency knows you use many resources to skip trace debtors.  I wanted to share a list of some skip tracing websites recommended by the Skip Tracing Advisor, Ron Brown. AnyWho AT&T Directory Assistance SuperPages Switchboard … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency – Skip tracing

Now that you have been working on your marketing plan and gaining new clients, you may receive some accounts that need to be skip traced.  Research skip tracing options and training online, ask questions in the discussion groups and get … Continue reading

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Are you Starting a Collection Agency?

Starting a collection agency in our economy is a challenge, and everyone has questions.  I am on the phone every day with folks asking me how to start their own collection agency. For those of you with questions about opening … Continue reading

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Just who is Ron Brown and how did he find me?

If you have been reading The Guide to Getting Paid, you may have come to the chapter on skip tracing that was written by Ron Brown.  But, just who is Ron Brown and how does he know so much about … Continue reading

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Skip Trace Information online Course

Skip Trace Jobs LLC is pleased to announce the availability of its one-of-a kind tell-all on-line course which provides the tools and information needed to become a professional Skip Tracer/Information broker.   This course will now expose thousands of students to … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Collect Debt?

If any of you are members of Costco, you may have seen Paul and Sarah Edwards column in the Costco newsletter titled “Using Social Media to collect debt“. This article is an excerpt from my book “Getting Paid using social … Continue reading

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Helping to promote "Good" bill collectors and stomp out the bad!

Right now my days are filled (overflowing) with the work for my book being published by John Wiley & Sons Publishing for first party bill collectors and how they can implement credit policies, limit credit risk and get paid.  This … Continue reading

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