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Case Study Multiple garnishee for debts sees account paid in full

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Posted by Philip Harvey

This account was refereed for collection to us over 3 years ago for approximately $7k. Prior to referral, the debtor had claimed hardship, and was working part-time. Our client had obtained Judgment, however enforcement through the local court not not yielded a result.

Upon referral after unsuccessful collection attempts, a garnishee order in 2013 obtained $900. 

This prompted the debtor to make contact, with the debtor apparently seeking the assistance of Credit Corp on the debt, however Credit Corp had failed to include our clients debt in its outbound correspondence and action (through no fault of our clients or ours).

Following this, negotiations were entered into and the debtor agreement to a weekly $50 payment plan by direct debit in mid 2013. Payments were consistent until mid 2015. A bounced payment indicated insufficient funds. After numerous contact attempts to old phone and mobiles (that were invalid) and correspondence to the last known email address and residential address,  a further garnishee order was attempted which yielded a $1700 payment.

No contact was received by the debtor, and with no other collection means available, a further 4 garnishee orders for debts were issued until the debt was paid in full. There has still been no contact from the judgment debtor.

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