Knoxville, TN asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Tennessee

Q: Can a debt buyer file a garnishment or lien against me? Can they try to collect without a license?

The person collecting is not the original creditor but a default judgment was received. It is still within the statute of limitations and apparently a the person sold the judgment. Now my roommate has gotten a letter saying they may file for a lien or wage garnishment.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: If they own the Judgment, then they can try to collect it. Whatever license you think they do not have, has nothing to do with collecting against the debtor. You would only be able to file a complaint with the State.

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