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  •  There's no specific link... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but the topic comes up routinely over there.

    And I do think it's a quantum leap.  Just because the banks are bad actors doesn't mean everyone is a bad actor in their own respective professions.  That'd be akin to saying all lawyers routinely blow off trials because the banks were robo-signing documents.

    The more common collection agency service "scam" is to serve papers to an address they know is not current.  If collection agencies could get away with just serving notice by publication, they'd fire those in-house process servers and do it that way, because it's a lot cheaper to place those ads than to keep someone on the payroll.

    •  i didn't say all (0+ / 0-)

      In fact, I even conceded that it was a few. And yes, there are some lawyers who I would characterize as walking violations of the sixth amendment.

      •  That doesn't address my second point. (0+ / 0-)

        If collection agencies could get away with just serving notice by publication, why haven't they fired their process servers en masse?

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