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GA Attorney General protects consumers with $8.5 million settlement with debt collector

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Joanne Merrigan | WSAV3 News
Diane Standaert

"I think it's important for people to know if they are being contacted or harassed by debt collectors that they have rights," said Diane Standaert. "People shouldn't be ashamed of dealing with the problem and seeking help because if something like this (in debt collection) isn't dealt with quickly it can balloon into much bigger problems down the line."

Standaert says debt collection is "something that is affecting people throughout the state of Georgia." She says people should know they're not alone and advises that if you think a debt collector is violating the law that you should contact an agency who can help.