Collecting in a High Tech World

New Webinar Thursday, May 3, 2012

COLLECTING IN A HIGH TECH WORLD

10:00 a.m. PDT, 11:00 MDT, 12:00 CDT, 1:00 EDT (Duration: Approximately 90 minutes)

It’s a new world out there.

Many collection laws were written when people communicated by telephone or by U.S. Postal mail. When the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted in 1978, few people had answering machines and many were still using rotary dial telephones. Cell phones were bigger than bricks when the Telephone Communications Act became law in 1986.

Today, collectors have a variety of ways to communicate with borrowers. Telephone. Cell phone. Fax. Email. Text message. Social media.

But with new tools, come new questions. May you call a borrower’s cell phone? May you leave a voice mail? Does it matter if the voice mail is on the borrower’s home telephone or the borrower’s cell phone? How about the borrower’s work phone? Does it matter if you are returning the borrower’s call from that phone?

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Bill Threatens to Outlaw ALPR in California

Sacramento, CA – March 22, 2012 – If California State Senator Joe Simitian (D- Palo Alto) has his way, ALPR data will only be allowed to be retained for  60 days by law enforcement and will not be made available to anyone except law enforcement in the state of California. The bill is set for hearing on March 27, 2012. The impact of this could cost repossession companies statewide hundreds of thousands of dollars in worthless camera gear if passed.

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AFA Hosting Free Repossession Seminars!

SAVE THE DATES!

These might be the most important events you attend in 2012!

Allied Finance Adjusters is pleased to announce it will be presenting two programs for lending institutions in 2012, in association with Eric M. North of NorthLegal Training and Publications. Mr. North is an attorney and nationally-recognized speaker with more than 30 years experience handling repossession-related issues for consumer lending institutions.

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