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It was last Thursday morning that I got the call from Barry.
I’ve known Barry for years, both socially and professionally, and he’s always been rock-solid and dependable. But what he said really surprised me.
“Mate, I’ve got a big problem and need some advice. I did some work for a guy some months ago and he still hasn’t paid me for it yet. It’s a fair size bill, too, $57,000. He keeps making promises to pay and then excuses when those promises aren’t kept. Now he’s put me into a hole. I’ve been delaying payments to a couple of my own suppliers and now one of them is about to drop the bar on me. If I don’t pay his bill, he’ll close my account. Then the word will go round and my business will suffer, big time.”
So I asked him what his debt collection agency had been doing about this guy and Barry said that he’d been doing all of the chasing himself. I asked him what letters and emails he had sent about this overdue bill and he said that there weren’t really any, because he’d done everything over the phone.
I told Barry that he was an idiot and that there are some jobs that can get you in a lot of trouble when you don’t know what you’re doing.
“Call Secure Collections immediately,” I said. “Get a professional debt collection agency to handle everything. They’ll serve the demand letter, take care of any legal action and efficiently manage the whole debt collection process”.
Barry called me again just now to say that Secure Collections had got him his money. “Great,” I said, “it’s your shout for lunch tomorrow”.
Secure Collections is not like the traditional collection agencies that operate from a large call centre, our point of difference is that we visit all debtors in person to negotiate payment of your debt. Most debtors have more than one bad debt, or are facing cash flow issues and we make your debt their biggest priority so you get paid first.
When you enlist our services, a collections officer will be assigned to your case and they will be in contact with you from start to finish, providing regular updates of the recovery process and answering any questions you may have. We visit the debtor in person and serve a demand for payment. This gives the debtor 7 days to pay the debt in full or make a repayment proposal. We will then report back to you and advise you of the options and take the appropriate action to recover your money.
Should the debtor fail or neglect to pay a debt, we can commence litigation and/or enforcement via our solicitor to recover debts including standard notice of proceedings, summary judgment proceedings, statutory demand & liquidation proceedings and bankruptcy notice & creditors application. These methods show your debtor that you are serious about recovering your debt and leads to faster payment, less disputes and an overall higher success rate.
Do You Need Help With Debt Recovery?
Secure Collections are the debt recovery specialists. If you need help with debt recovery, or any of the other services we provide, please fill out the Contact Form, load a debt now via our online Collection Authority or call us now to discuss your options.
SECURE COLLECTIONS & INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED
Government Licensed Private Investigators
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