The official-looking letters are sent without prosecutors’ review to possibly 1 million people a year, consumer lawyers estimate. DA’s office in Los Angeles, Baltimore and Detroit are among those partnering with debt collectors; the biggest players are CorrectiveSolutions of California and BounceBack of Missouri. More information can be found in the New York Times article.
- District Attorneys rent out their letterhead to debt collectors, split the shakedown loot (boingboing.net)
- You: Debt Collectors Use DAs’ Letterhead (thedailybeast.com)
- In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner (nytimes.com)