Can a collection attorney access the debtor’s credit report?

Asked on July 6, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, New Mexico


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A collection attorney can access the debtors credit report and other types of consumer reports in order to find assets or to locate debtors.  Many consumer reports will tell anyone (for a price) what property you own, where you live, and where you last registered your DL.  Reports vary by state and by company, so the amount of data a collection attorney will vary depending on these factors.

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