Investigation underway of aggressive debt collecting tactics

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

They say it's a sign of the times, one too many Kentuckians are falling victim to illegal practices.

The state's top lawmaker worries people, behind on their bills, are becoming the targets of aggressive debt collecting tactics.

At least one Central Kentucky woman says she's fallen victim to aggressive debt collectors.

"He called my friends and threatened incarceration to myself and my friends," says Janet Decker, who admits she had a $300 debt she didn't pay, but says she knew the person demanding the money had gone too far. "These calls went on until 11:00 at night."

The Attorney General's office says its office alone has received 500 complaints on this subject. The Federal Trade Commission has received 1200 complaints.

Illegal tactics include calling past 9:00 at night and threatening jail time.


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