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A few clients have told me that they’ve received phone calls from a collection agency, threatening jail time for not repaying payday loans. The typical caller identifies himself as a “federal officer” who will be coming to arrest the borrower in the next few hours unless payment is made by phone immediately. Another version involves telling the borrower that criminal charges have been filed in a distant state and the borrower must show up “next week.”
If you get one of these calls, don’t try to settle things with the caller and don’t offer to make any payments. The threats violate the law and you may be entitled to sue for damages. However, the callers are usually located in an overseas call center, so attempting to enforce the FDCPA is next to impossible.
It is not uncommon for scammers to make illegal threats in order to collect a debt. If you are a Wisconsin resident who has been contacted by a phony or a harassing debt collector, contact a local attorney for help in dealing with these people.
A payday loan (also called a payday advance , salary loan, payroll loan, small dollar loan, short term, or cash advance loan) is a small, short-term unsecured loan , "regardless of whether repayment of loans is linked to a borrower's payday."    The loans are also sometimes referred to as " cash advances ," though that term can also refer to cash provided against a prearranged line of credit such as a credit card . Payday advance loans rely on the consumer having previous payroll and employment records. Legislation regarding payday loans varies widely between different countries, and in federal systems, between different states or provinces.
To prevent usury (unreasonable and excessive rates of interest), some jurisdictions limit the annual percentage rate (APR) that any lender, including payday lenders, can charge. Some jurisdictions outlaw payday lending entirely, and some have very few restrictions on payday lenders. In the United States, the rates of these loans used to be restricted in most states by the Uniform Small Loan Laws (USLL),   with 36–40% APR generally the norm.
There are many different ways to calculate annual percentage rate of a loan. Depending on which method is used, the rate calculated may differ dramatically; e.g., for a $15 charge on a $100 14-day payday loan, it could be (from the borrower's perspective) anywhere from 391% to 3,733%. Tags: payday, one,