Dun and Bradstreet are one of the largest debt collectors in Australia, if Dun and Bradstreet have contacted you demanding money, then they have purchased an old debt of yours.
I am assuming if you are reading this, they have called you, messaged and sent emails/letters to your home. If you decided to ignore them, they would have now escalated their efforts to contact you and the threats have probably started, prompting you to search online for help today.
Unfortunately, Corona is not going to make your debt disappear, Dun and Bradstreet will continue to chase you.
Now we are all on lockdown with debts mounting and jobs massively affected. Unfortunately, job losses and recession fears, are the exact time debt collection companies have traditionally made the most money. So do not sit there and be bullied by a company that bought your debt for 10% and added 90% pure profit on top. Fight them legally and beat them.
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Your first reaction may have been, you do not owe the debt, that it wasn’t your fault. However, Dun and Bradstreet will not disappear once they begin chasing you. They are debt collectors, not debt negotiators, your emails and calls will not reverse the purchased debt. Once your initial anger has subsided, you need to disperse ideas of suing them, swearing at them, or arguing until they have gone. Now is the time to plan a strategy on how to beat them.
In August last year, a consumer affairs reporter for the ABC, ran a piece online and TV exposing Dun and Bradstreet willingness to bankrupt Australians, over debts as small as $5000. You need to stop them quickly once they have your debt.
Get rid of Dun and Bradstreet before end of Lockdown
I first beat Dun and Bradstreet 5 years ago, on a very large debt they said I owed. I spent 12months of researching commonwealth consumer protection laws and ACCC and ASIC guidelines. I decided to challenge them on 23 key points. I started this website to help people feeling trapped and bullied with nowhere to turn. I will gladly help you beat them too, send me an email using the ‘Contact Us‘ form on the right hand side of this page, tell me your situation and I’ll help as many people as I can, or simply Click Here
What happens if I don’t pay back Dun and Bradstreet?
The most effective method is harassment, multiple calls to your mobile and landline all day every day. A favourite strategy is adopting social media. Do you have a Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, where one day you listed your previous and current employers? They will call them.
Have you tagged friends in posts when you attended that BBQ last weekend, they will ‘friend’ them, contact and message them. When it escalates, they will contact your work and threaten a garnishee order. When accounts/HR requests to speak to you privately, it can feel like the most desperate and embarrassing situation you have ever experienced at work, until the gossip begins.
How is this all legal you may ask, they bought an old debt for $3000 and out of the blue, years later, they are demanding $20,000, of which $17,000 is pure interest. I can also inform you, that on average, a debt collector purchasing bulk debts from banks and lenders, pay around 10% of face value. The creditors are happy to receive some cash and the collectors add massive profit onto the price before chasing you.
Are they calling you 100 times a day at all hours?
Now you may have already tried to negotiate with Dun and Bradstreet directly, so some important issues you need to realise. Only the head of legal, has the power to negotiate any real results for you. They do not sit behind a desk with a headset on, you do not call the number and have legal answer it.
You do however, get to speak with a commission paid sales agent, who will tell you anything to secure payment over the phone, so they might be able to hit their personal daily target. You only ever communicate with a debt collector in black and white.
It is time these companies are held accountable for their actions and that the regulatory bodies as well as parliament investigate extensively the situation under which they act today.
Get rid of Dun and Bradstreet by the end of the month
I beat Dun and Bradstreet 5 years ago on a very large debt they said I owed. I spent 12months of researching commonwealth consumer protection laws, ACCC and ASIC guidelines, I decided to challenge them on 23 key points. Now I started this website to help people feeling trapped and bullied with nowhere to turn. I will gladly help you beat them too, send me an email using the ‘Contact Us‘ form on the right hand side of this page, tell me your situation and Ill help as many people as I can, or simply Click Here