Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A checklist for good collection cases

I give the following checklist to my business clients who need collections work. A good collections case means the client having this information before they send me the file. Too often a debtor is not just a debtor but a true deadbeat. A true deadbeat has no qualms about skipping out on a job or a residence to avoid paying their debts.

  1. The person's full name.
  2. Person's Social Security Number and driver's license number.
  3. Person's address.
  4. Person's birth date.
  5. Where person was last employed.
  6. Copies of contracts and/or invoices unpaid.
Quite a commonsensical list really and all information that every business should have on the people it deals with.