Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
The Oklahoma bankruptcy attorneys at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby alert the public of a recent statistical report that was released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that related to the tracking of the number of American consumers who were being pursued by debt collectors for past-due debts owed.
These statistics revealed that as many as 30 million American consumers were being pursued by debt collectors because of credit accounts that were past due by at least 30 days. The types of debt collectors involved in these collection efforts against delinquent consumers included the original lenders or creditors, debt collection agencies and debt collection attorneys who were pursuing debts that were in different stages of delinquency.
In addition to the different types of collectors involved in pursuing these 30 million consumers, the types of debts involved with these collection efforts included past-due mortgages, auto loans, credit card accounts, student loans, consumer charge accounts and retail store credit accounts. Each of these different types of debt involve consumers who are at least 30 days past due on their payments.
When consumers fall behind on their debt payments, they tend to have their credit scores suffer over time and they tend to move into a situation where they must endure more aggressive and urgent collection efforts. The Oklahoma bankruptcy lawyers at Atkins & Markoff advise consumers who are receiving collection calls and letters to have their overall financial situations reviewed by an experienced professional who can help recommend solutions to these stressful problems.
About Atkins & Markoff
The Oklahoma bankruptcy lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, whose law firm Web site URL can be found at http://www.OklahomaBankruptcyLawCenter.com, is a law firm comprised of Oklahoma bankruptcy attorneys who have been representing consumers since 1999 in bankruptcy-related legal matters that include Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases as well as debt consolidation and credit counseling matters. The firm represents consumers in bankruptcy cases throughout the state of Oklahoma.