If it is not legal, don’t use it. It is as simple as that. The article’s disclaimer here is that it is not an official statement. But it is a piece of good advice for all small business owners in particular. In fact, you may have heard the horror stories that so many poor folks have told readers about the harassment, and worse, that they may have received from (illegal) debt collectors over the years. And surely for you, as a small business handler, it will be making good business sense for you to utilize a reliable outsourcing of debt collection for a change.
By now, it must have been hard enough for you in having to plead with (unreliable) clients to pay for your services on time. And when those accounts become long overdue, your business really starts to struggle, doesn’t it? By now you may be aware that the entire debt collection book if you will has been given such a bad name, so much so, that worthy business owners like yourself could end up losing out.
But it does not need to be this way. You err on the side of caution when you are able to vet the outsourced business (it does not even have to be a debt collection agency). To use the legislative jargon as a pun, there are ways and means to check that your service provider is a registered and licensed practitioner with the relevant state or federal authorities. And if you work the system with such agents, you stand a far better chance of recouping all monies owed to you.
Go with the illegals and you stand no chance, bearing in mind that today, those poor folks have every right to slam the phone or door in their faces.