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can i be arrested for a payday payment i owe from this company calling me by phone if i dont pay it by 12 today. they threatened to arrest me and send people to my job and house to take further action of this mattter.....what is the right thing for me to do today because i want to get it resolve.


concerned human being in tampa florida




No, you can't be arrested for owing a debt, it's a scare tactic to get you to pay them. What's the name of this company?

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 10:01

Shazzers Shazzers
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to go farther.how much was borrowed and how much paid back total.you might be done with as far as owing this pdl.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 10:10

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There is no longer any such thing as debter's prison, so they cannot have you arrested for a debt. If the debt is still within the statute of limitations, they can sue you and get a judgment that may let them put a lien on assets, but they cannot have you arrested.

If they call you again with such threats, let them know that they have just violated the Fair Debt Collection Act by making such threats of actions they cannot legally take, and you will be reporting the matter to the Florida Attorney General. Personally, I would report the PDL anyway...they violated the law, and they probably do it with all of the people who they claim owes them money! These folks need to be stopped! It will take us standing up for our rights and flooding the AGs with complaints so that actions are taken against them for this abuse to stop! I know in Texas, the AG here has made it one of his priorities to actively pursue collection agencies to step outside of the law to bully Texas residents. There are many collection agencies in trouble with the state of Texas right now!

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:07

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As the other members have said, it is a scare tactic to get you to pay, but whatever you do, do not give in. Also, do not give them any banking info. What is the name of the company that is calling you?

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 22:28

m.lm1947 m.lm1947

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Boosie, here is a link for Florida Pay Day Loan laws at http://www.p aydayloaninfo.org/state_detail.cfm?id=FL this will give you a little more info on the pdls..

Sub: #5 posted on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 08:07

Bossy4455 Bossy4455
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I have to add to this then with an additional comment. I was told from a store front PDL that if i didnt pay the pdl and or if the check bounced and i didnt take care of it immediatly it was against the law and you could be arrested/fined depending on the amount of the check because you are writing a check that does not have funds to cover!!
I live in michigan, they also had this posted in there store.
thanks.
wendy

Sub: #6 posted on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 08:33

wendylynn93 wendylynn93

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Bad checks are a different story. You actually can be arrested in some cases for writing a bad check. Most store front PDLs are operating legally. Have you tried making payment arrangements with them?

I'm not sure of the specifics about being arrested for a bad check, but maybe someone else will be able to advise you on that.

Sub: #7 posted on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 10:11

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