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We cannot guarantee the accuracy of websites maintained by others.

 

Books

This is the best book we have found for legal questions.

Complete guide to Credit and Collection Law 2005 edition

by Arthur Winston, Jay Winston

Paperback - Aspen Publishers; ISBN: 0-7355-5466-8

This book is a wealth of information, including the text of Federal Laws. The book is well researched, and provides good examples. I refer to this book regularly for both general and technical questions.

 

Checks by phone/fax

We have located a product that allows you to accept checks over the phone or by fax. You create the paper check in your own office, using your PC and laser printer. No special ink is involved. The software costs $89, and includes your first 300 checks. Your only continuing cost is for the check paper.

Click here for additional information and/or to order the software.

 

Credit Bureaus

Ask-Doug Seminars and the American Credit Bureau have worked with each other to put together a set of tools that can be helpful in collecting accounts.

Your own free credit report (review your own credit history - one free report per credit bureau per year)

Internet Web Sites

 

Social Security Death Index

US Courts - Check on the status of a bankruptcy
US Courts - sign up for PACER account

Skip Tracing - Finding missing people
  Qwest DexOnline
  Ultimate White Pages
  Accurint

US Postal Service - zip code searches

Maildrop search

Social Security Numbers by state

Military Mailing Addresses

Efax - Receive faxes for free via email

Small claims court free advice

Small claims court limits

FTC & credit balances - look for "Other billing rights"

Statute of limitations chart

Statute of limitations information

Maximum interest rates - by state

Maximum fees for returned checks - by state

HIPAA questions and answers

Insurance Commissioners Toll Free Numbers

Prompt pay laws by state

Insurance Recoupment laws by state - How long do insurances have to request a refund?

Insurance Recoupment laws by state - How long do insurances have to request a refund?

Get Human - Bypass phone menus and get to a human for customer service

Who Called Us? - Caller ID says "Name Unavailable"

Area Code Listing - by number

 
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Alabama
Insurance Commissioner
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Alaska
Insurance Commissioner
Motznik Public Records Search (fee site)
Professional License
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Arizona
Insurance Commissioner
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Arkansas
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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California
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Colorado
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Connecticut
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Delaware
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
Unclaimed Property

District of Columbia
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License-Health Care
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Florida
Insurance Commissioner
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Georgia
Insurance Commissioner
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Hawaii
Insurance Commissioner
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Idaho
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Illinois
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Indiana
Insurance Commissioner
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Iowa
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Kansas
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Kentucky
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Louisiana
Insurance Commissioner
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Maine
Insurance Commissioner
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Maryland
Insurance Commissioner
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Massachusetts
Insurance Commissioner
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Michigan
Insurance Commissioner
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Minnesota
Insurance Commissioner
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Mississippi
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Missouri
Insurance Commissioner
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Montana
Insurance Commissioner
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Nebraska
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Nevada
Insurance Commissioner
Insurance - File a complaint
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New Hampshire
Insurance Commissioner
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New Jersey
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License-Health Care
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New Mexico
Insurance Commissioner
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New York
Insurance Commissioner
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North Carolina
Insurance Commissioner
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North Dakota
Insurance Commissioner
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Ohio
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Oklahoma
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Oregon
Insurance Commissioner
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Pennsylvania
Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act
Insurance Commissioner
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Rhode Island
Insurance Commissioner
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South Carolina
Insurance Commissioner
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South Dakota
Insurance Commissioner
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Tennessee
Insurance Commissioner
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Texas
Insurance Commissioner
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Utah
Insurance Commissioner
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Vermont
Insurance Commissioner
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Virginia
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License-Health Care
Professional License
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Washington
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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West Virginia
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Wisconsin
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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Wyoming
Insurance Commissioner
Professional License
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