How To Stop Creditors From Freezing Your Bank Accounts?
Your Rights Against Frozen Bank Accounts
If you have credit card debt and have defaulted on your payments, you’ve likely received a notice from your creditors asking for payment. Because credit card debt is considered unsecured debt, a creditor cannot legally take back any of your property to settle the debt. So all they can do is inform you that you owe money, charge your interest on the balance of your debt, and wait for you to resume making payments. However, if you do not, they may try to threaten you by telling you that they will freeze your bank account. Or, they may hire a debt collection agency to chase down your debt and they may threaten you and tell you that your bank accounts will be frozen. However, neither of these collection techniques is legal. And neither is possible, either. When it comes to freezing your bank accounts, a creditor can only do it by filing a lawsuit against you, winning a settlement in court and having the judge freeze your accounts.
Avoid Having Your Bank Accounts Frozen
Because a creditor has to take you to court in order to freeze your bank accounts, it’s safe to say that you’ll get notice should that happen. But there are some things you can do well before that happens to ensure that your bank account is not at risk. For instance, if you owe a significant amount of money to a creditor, contact them directly, tell them why you’re struggling to pay your bill and see if you can work out a payment plan. There are a number of creditors that will work with you to avoid taking you to court. If that doesn’t work, talk to a credit counselor to see what your options are. You may be able to consolidate your debt in order to avoid going to court or you may be able to settle your debt and pay just a fraction of what you owe.
At any rate, it’s important that you step in and talk to your creditors before they have the chance to take you to court. In most cases, they don’t want to pay the legal fees associated with a court case. And you certainly don’t want your bank account in jeopardy. So take matters into your own hands and find out a better option for paying off your debt.
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