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Over the past four years a lot of people walked away from their under valued houses. The majority of them expected the bank to take the hit. They show up asking for credit and telling prospective Creditors that the foreclosure will not impact their ability to pay. Many of them will be surprised when they receive a summons for the entire amount of the Bank loss. If you are a current Creditor, the problem immediately becomes yours.

In 41 States Banks and other lenders may go after the Mortgage signers for their losses. This action will instantly turn most reasonable credit risks into migraine headaches.

Many of these people will be forced into bankruptcy. Others will simply accept bad credit as a way of life. Part of that strategy is to leave you in the lurch. You will, of course, be able to sue them, but there won’t be any money left. You will wind up with a nice piece of paper that says you win.

A substantial portion of the claims received by the debt collection industry are from the fallout of short sales. We cannot collect money that doesn’t exist. Neither can you.

Be careful. Short Sales are a ticking credit time bomb guaranteed to become a debt collection nightmare.

Understanding debt collection and background screening best practices can save your business big money. Building up front applicant screening into your business processes costs you very little, but saves you so much in the end. If you haven’t already, partner with a full service debt collection and applicant screening company to guide your business to a place of security and prosperity.


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