California collection agency Rumson, Bolling & Associates apparently threatened to do exactly that to a woman who was having difficulty paying for her daughter’s funeral. According to the collection agency’s lawyer:
When the evidence comes out, it will show that the firm invested a lot of resources in trying to comply with federal law, Pitet said, “and if there were violations, as the FTC alleges, they were done by employees against company policy.”
Collection agencies always come up with crap like that. Here’s what it reminds me of:
They know what their collectors are doing. If they don’t approve of it, they look the other way while they rake in the cash.
(Hat tip to Brad!)