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Concerns rise about debt collectors looking to swipe coronavirus stimulus checks

Concerns rise about debt collectors looking to swipe coronavirus stimulus checks

As stimulus checks released by the Treasury Department make their way to millions of Americans, there is rising concern that debt collectors might swipe such checks before the money can be put toward rent or utility, or food bills. This has the possibility of adversely affecting those Americans who are in desperate need of the checks and have bills piling up.

Rhokanth 4 months

I have a hard time feeling bad for people with debt. People need to stop trying to live outside their means. Also, I'm guessing since it's debt collectors involved, this debt was outstanding for at least 6 months. Well before COVID-19.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

How soon the state will decide what people should spend money on? [AI knows what's good]

Boo 4 months

The only way to prevent this... Is to not go into debt!?!?!?!

LadyAsteria 4 months

Yeah, collections is apparently an essential service. And for those of you who say just don't go into debt are incredibly out of touch and ignorant. Not everyone is born into financial stability with stable income.

Asia 4 months

People who live paycheck to paycheck, None of whom, in my experienc and over the age of 20, are doing this because they are comfortable doing so. Most that I've been acquainted with are working every hour they are given and half are holding onto two, sometimes three jobs while doing so! They are the underpaid, often with the thankless and hardest jobs (housekeepers/dishwashers/cashier/etc.) When emergency arises, (transmission goes out/prescriptions needed- cause you can bet money these people do not qualify for insurance (but would if they worked over 34hrs-precisely why their employer ensures they don't.) This is when that credit becomes the ONLY means to stay independent and hopefully afloat. Please keep that in mind as a VERY real and VERY common scenario. Also, please consider that in many of these cases, folks are choosing to work rather than recieve more than they earn through government aid. I hope people can sincerely absorb what I'm saying because I have Not exaggerated and personally know numerous co-workers and personal acquaintances doing just this. And frankly, like many others, the comments before mine are simply and ridiculously just out-of-touch, in a way that radiates...arrogance and ignorance. Note: I wanted to address the entire post, not just one commentor. This was a copy of my earlier reply.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 4 months

THese types of things are why we have a second amendment.

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