After Cracking Down on Debt Collectors, New York State Is Now Set to Hire Them

November 17, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — In these hard times, New York’s future governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, has made a point of standing alongside consumers who are down on their luck. As attorney general, he conducted a statewide crackdown on debt collectors who ran afoul of consumer protection laws, and his office encouraged consumers with their own tales of woe to contact it.  “Too often consumers find themselves in over their heads,” reads one section of the attorney general’s Web site. “If you are one of those consumers, you may be feeling overwhelmed trying to make ends meet while paying off your bills. You may be experiencing calls from people demanding that you pay a certain debt.”

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