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Cheryl’s debt free story – a year on

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Cheryl is one of our clients that we helped through the forums on moneysavingexpert.com and Debt Remedy. It’s been a year since she started her DMP with us. Let’s see how she’s getting on…

What a difference a year makes...

What a difference a year makes…

It’s been 12 months since I first contacted StepChange Debt Charity and what a 12 months it’s been. When you get yourself in such a pickle with debt problems, it can be hard to see a way out. Dealing every day with calls, letters and bills can put you in constant panic mode.

Imagine my relief when I was barely a month into my plan and suddenly free of hassle. It felt like a lightbulb had been switched on. I still remember however how I felt while setting up my debt management plan

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10 ways to stop debt collectors finding you on social media

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They’re watching you!

Recently we found a list of top 10 social media collections tips on the fascinating Credit and Collections blog, a website for the debt collection trade. It’s amazing – but not surprising – to find that some debt collectors are using  underhand tactics to find debtors online.

We’re right to be nervous about unscrupulous agents. Last year Facebook warned debt collectors not to use its service to track down those owing money after a woman in Florida was stalked for non-payment of a car loan. In April this year the judge told the collector to cease and desist.

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