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Category: New Zealand Law
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Experience:  38 years qualified as a lawyer; LLB, MMgt and FAMINZ.
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I got scammed debt went to debt collector i cant afford to

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i got scammed debt went to debt collector i cant afford to pay what next?
JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: im from new zealand
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: got a letter saying to pay i can tafford
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months ago.


Is it the debt collectors fees which you cannot pay? If that is the case then my first suggestion is to start paying them by small instalments each week or fortnight and they wont refuse this. This will take the pressure off you and they will stop hassling you. So get their bank details and just start paying whether they agree or not. If you dispute the amount then you should apply to the Disputes Tribunal and get the correct amount resolved. The tribunal will also set the amount you need to pay each week.

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months ago.
Let me know if you have more questions