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TOP FIVE COMPANIES USING DEBT ARREST WARRANTS
Because the Star Tribune has sunk to the level of having people arrested for debts, I will no longer be purchasing the Sunday Trib - something I have done nearly every Sunday for 35 years.
Being able to purchase a paper, and being able to read it are two different things.
Just like comprehending that reporting on and doing are two different things.
greggen - the article clearly footnotes "* The Star Tribune has used warrants to collect 4 debts since 2005." I doubt that the debts in collections were for unpaid subscriptions. Most likely the culprits are advertisers who refuse to pay their bills (advertising is expensive). The Strib sues to collect what is due them, the no-pays don't respond or appear in court & the judge orders a warrant. Sometime later the scofflaw has an interaction with police, cop runs them & discovers an outstanding bench warrant. They go to jail because they didn't show in court not for the debt itself.
deborahrose - why would you refuse to support a business that's trying to collect on bad debts?
Debrahrose, since you have been reading the Startrib for the past 35 years, you must of noticed that the Startrib is not a non profit charity. Wouldn't it be great if no one paid their bills and everything in life were free? Unfortunately Debrahrose, this is not the case. Kudos to Star Trib for trying to collect on debts and services they issued and I hope you collect on the money that is owed.
She is entitled to her opinion and I side with her. Hope you go to debtor's jail after they send your notice to your old address and they put out a warrant for your arrest after you have moved. They do not attempt to serve you twice
These Debt Collectors are Now pushing the limit on collections! At this time in the United States History where Most folks are having problems meeting their budgets, these Scum-Bag Collectors are doing this?!?!?! And Enough already with the Phone Calls!
Now I have a method to collect on past judgements. This article is well worth the subscription fee. Keep up the good work and we need more articles like this.
No effective usury laws, high insurance deductibles, in network vs out of network vs no insurance cost vary greatly, high above fed funds rate APRs, shame inflicted on a consumer that screws up (but not really the bankers and the recipients of Fed bailout money) tighter bankruptcy laws with no reciprocating reigning in of high interest lending. $2.00 fees on ATM Withdrawals on your OWN money. I am no commie. I am one of the last reasonable middle class persons who believes in what Americas Capitalist system should be, not what it has become, which is stacked against all of us.
Ok so you cant pay your debt so lets throw you in jail on the tax payers expense. Now you sit in Jail and now can not work to pay your bills. How is that going to help these companies get paid? STUPID
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