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Debt collection

What to do if your creditor takes action against you. Includes debt collection agencies, court action and bailiffs.

  • Dealing with Bailifs

    People run into debt for all sorts of reasons. Usually you'll find the companies you owe money to to be fairly reasonable as long as you stay in touch with them and show a willingness to repay your debts. However, you might find yourself faced with a pushy or aggressive debt collection company who won't accept your offers of repayment, or you may realise that you've been ignoring letters you shouldn't have.

  • How to avoid identity theft

    Your front door has a lock on it to prevent complete strangers from wandering in and rummaging through your drawers. You need to protect your personal details too, not with locks perhaps, but just as carefully.

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