What is First-Party Fraud?

What is First-Party Fraud?

When you think of fraud, you likely think of someone stealing another person’s information in order to get a loan or credit to buy certain products. This specific kind of fraud is called third-party fraud, and it has a clear victim — the person whose identity is stolen. Most fraud prevention techniques and tools are focused … Read more

How Technology Can Reduce Costs at your Collection Agency

How technology can help reduce costs for collections agencies

Collections can be costly — collections agencies need to pay their employees, pay for software, pay for postage and other forms of communication, pay for data acquisition, and more. Employees tend to be one of the greatest costs for debt collection firms because they need to pay their employees salaries, bonuses, and benefits. However, employees … Read more

What is Customer Due Diligence (CDD)?

What is Customer Due Diligence?

Customers are the foundation of any company. Without a comprehensive understanding of who your customers are, it’s hard to make informed decisions about how to grow — like who to target, what services to provide, and how to best provide these services. While every business gathers some information about their customers, many do not take … Read more

What is a Debt Buyer?

What is a debt buyer?

No financial institution wants to deal with overdue debts, especially when a payment is long overdue and becomes a bad debt. However, essentially any company that extends credit has to deal with collections at some point or another. Some creditors may try to do fdcpa first-party collections through an in-house collection branch. If a financial … Read more

What is Risk Mitigation?

What is risk mitigation?

No organization wants to deal with obstacles or questions when it comes to their business, customers, or vendors. Tough situations in the business world means money, time, and resources spent trying to solve the issue rather than on bringing in revenue. Take identity theft: the FTC reported there were 4.8 million identity theft and fraud … Read more

Four Debt Collection Tools for Quick and Efficient Collection

Four Debt Collection Tools and Technologies

The debt collection process involves many different steps.  Before you can collect on a debt, you need to locate debtors, manage collections accounts, get in contact with debtors, gather consumer information for account monitoring, and more. Handling all these moving pieces can be challenging for even the most experienced debt collectors, which is why it’s … Read more

Ten Most Famous Private Investigators in Film and Television

Ten Most Famous Private Investigators in Film and Television

When you think of a private investigator, what do you think of? Someone who is a genius? Mysterious? Perhaps walks the line between good and bad?  While you may not know exactly what a private investigator does in reality (if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post What is a Private Investigator?), one … Read more

What is a Private Investigator?

What is a Private Investigator?

People need information all the time. Sometimes, it’s a small piece of information, like the name or contact information for a certain person. Other times, it’s more complex information, like a person’s entire history, including where they lived, who they worked for, and who they associate with. While we’d like to think that with social … Read more

What is a UCC Filing?

What is a UCC Filing?

There are many business records that can help a business or individual understand more about another business. For example, you may want to view a business’s credit score, learn about owners of a business, or search a business’s tax filings. All of these searches can help an individual or business learn about another business, its … Read more