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Good debt collectors are hard to come by when choosing a collection agency. Good debt collectors once they are talking with a debtor, probe to find out what is going on. Often, the loss of a job, an illness, divorce, or maxing out the credit cards results in a person becoming dysfunctional when it comes to handling his/her financial obligations. He/she is embarrassed and frequently a little frightened and reluctant to discuss the problem. Good debt collectors and a good debt collection agency will often be able to draw the debtor out. Debt collectors are not allowed to play attorney by advocating bankruptcy. In fact, they have to be very precise when talking with debtors. However, they can suggest debtors who said they have financial difficulties contact a legitimate credit counseling service. the credit counseling service will help the debtor to work out a payment plan that will enable him/her to gradually pay off creditors. You as the collection agency will have a small commission deducted from the money that is earmarked for you, but it is well worth it because you will be cashing checks on a monthly basis.