We have covered the issues surrounding debt collection a lot on this blog, since aggressive debt collection practices are stressful and often illegal. People who find themselves in overwhelming debt that they are struggle to pay deserve fair treatment and are entitled to the benefit of lawful debt collection practices.
Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been undertaking reforms to help protect people from unfair collection practices. One group that has been impacted significantly by aggressive debt collection is military families who are struggling financially. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that they have received over 3,800 complaints from military families about consumer debt and about 4,700 complaints about mortgage debt collection.