Collecting as they see fit
I NEED to report a debt-collecting company whose charges are totally unfair and I hope you can assist me.
On December 12 last year I was handed over to this company due to an unpaid hospital bill. The amount handed over was R195.84.
Today that amount is R414.68. I phoned them to query it (they even charge me for phoning them) and the lady said that they also charge for the SMSes and the emails they send you. Is this right? H Hendricks Georgie: Is this a legal firm or a simple debt collector? The latter are not allowed to charge more than double the principal debt, but attorneys can tack on their own costs, which can mount.