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Author Halpern, Jake, author.

Title Bad paper : chasing debt from wall Street to the underworld / Jake Halpern.

Publication Info. [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2014.

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Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 37 min.)) : digital.
Performer Read by Qarie Marshall.
Summary Jake Halpern introduces us to a former banking executive and a former armed robber who become partners and go in quest of 'paper' - the uncollected debts that are sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar. As Halpern shows, the world of consumer debt collection is a wild and unregulated shadowland, where operators may misrepresent a debtor's situation, make illegal threats, and even lay claim to debts that are not theirs to collect in the first place. Halpern follows his collectors as they intimidate competitors with weapons, manage high-pressure call centers, and scheme new ways to benefit from American's debt-industrial complex. He also explores the history of collection agencies and reveals the human cost of a system that leaves hardworking Americans with little opportunity to retire their debts in a reasonable way.
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System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Finance, Personal.
Consumer credit.
Collecting of accounts.
Collection agencies.
Added Author hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781629238791 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1629238791 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11207852
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