BBB advises consumer on handling debt collectors - both legitimate and phony

...a past debt.Debt collectors seek to reclaim funds...sometimes the "debt collector" calling turns out...yours. Otherwise, the collector might continue contacting...bill just to make the collector "go away." Even...problems relating to debt collectors. Reach Kelvin Collins...

Kids who stick with stamp collecting are rewarded

Even avid collectors will tell you: Stamp collecting is not the flashiest...at the International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors, fields requests from thousands of young collectors, schoolteachers, Scout troops and youth stamp...

Lost Purple Heart reunited with family after Aiken auction

...protect only the Medal of Honor from being publicly traded."It wasn't supposed to be lost," said Fike, an avid antiques collector for the past decade who has found hundreds of items that belonged to veterans by browsing vintage shops. "Somehow, it just...

35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...recession ? have debt in collections. Other Southern cities have a disproportionate number of their people facing debt collectors, including Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Columbia; and Jackson, Miss.A few major factors appear...

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

...longtime friendship with Armstrong was "the greatest thing that ever happened to me," said the 80-year-old Bradley, a collector of all things jazz who met the performer through a friend, Jeann Failows. Failows helped Armstrong with his fan mail.Amstrong...

Kathleen Scarlett

...her home for the past 54 years. She retired as an associate with Publix in North Augusta. Mrs. Scarlett was an avid plate collector and loved all things Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. She was preceded in death by her husband Dave Scarlett. Survivors...

Disposal plan for revenue stamps riles collectors

...stamps owned by collectors. Many just cannot...Every stamp collector recoils in horror...a newspaper for collectors. Bob Lamb, executive...said the stamp collector's group has taken...said most of the collectors contacting Linn's...with Jackson. One collector wrote to Linn's...

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Old lures hook collectors

...Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors -- which has about 175 members...Condition is always something collectors look for. It determines the value a lot of times." Each collector has a specialty. It can be...white -- or yellow. Some collectors crave lures in boxes, or...

Strict rules govern collectors

...Screaming or cursing at the collector never helps - they are just...times it may feel like the collector is harassing you, but really...and desist order will stop collectors from calling, but it also...times it may feel like the collector is harassing you, but really...

Collectors go bananas for misprinted $20 bill

...20 bill could spur currency collectors to bid up to 1,000 times...Wishnatsky, a Phoenix currency collector who bought the bill in 2003...the Society of Paper Money Collectors, think the bill could fetch...celebrity status among currency collectors, appearing on the covers...

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