Essential Pittsburgh
3:39 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

PA’s Got a Bad Debt Grade

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According to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center, Pennsylvania gets a failing grade when it comes to protecting low-income families from debt collectors.

This is due, in part to outdated laws that have not been changed since the 19th century says Robert Hobbs, Deputy Director of the National Consumer Law Center who worked on the report.

“What happens to these people is that there is a race to the bottom where the debt collectors try to collect every last dime allowable by law,” He says.