Sunday, July 27, 2014
ProPublica: USA Discounters sets a debt trap for military servicemembers
Paul Kiel writes on ProPublica about a company, “USA Discounters” (link) , based in Virginia Beach, that invites US service members to shop and then sues them when they fall behind, using legal loopholes to garnish incomes if overseas servicemembers can’t appear in court. This reminds one of practices in the debt collection industry from companies that buy the debt of others. The link from Kiel is here.