Naperville Public Library Catalog
     
Limit search to available items
Record 1 of 11
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Halpern, Jake, author.

Title Bad paper: chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld [Hoopla electronic resource] / Jake Halpern.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
QR Code
Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 37 min.)) : digital.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Qarie Marshall.
Summary Jake Halpern introduces us to a former banking executive and a former armed robber who become partners and go in quest of 'paper' - the uncollected debts that are sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar. As Halpern shows, the world of consumer debt collection is a wild and unregulated shadowland, where operators may misrepresent a debtor's situation, make illegal threats, and even lay claim to debts that are not theirs to collect in the first place. Halpern follows his collectors as they intimidate competitors with weapons, manage high-pressure call centers, and scheme new ways to benefit from American's debt-industrial complex. He also explores the history of collection agencies and reveals the human cost of a system that leaves hardworking Americans with little opportunity to retire their debts in a reasonable way.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Finance, Personal. -- Sound recordings.
Consumer credit. -- Sound recordings.
Collecting of accounts. -- Sound recordings.
Collection agencies. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Marshall, Qarie, narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781629238791 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1629238791 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11207852
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
EAUDIOBOOK
No one has rated this material

You can...
Also...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information

 

Library Catalog | Library Website

Questions? Contact Us at 630.961.4100
"My Account": Ext. 2212 / 4921 / 6103 / 6322 (cirq@naperville-lib.org)
Reference: Ext. 2201 / 4941 / 6311 (question@naperville-lib.org)
Library hours
Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm