This Boston Globe Spotlight Team investigation into the world of consumer debt in the United States found a system where debt collectors have a lopsided advantage, debtors are often treated shabbily by collectors and the courts, and consumers can quickly find themselves in a life-upending financial crisis. AUDIO: Spotlight reporters talk about the series
MESSAGE BOARD: Share your thoughts on debt collectors and the court system
CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Spotlight Team editor Walter V. Robinson talks about this series
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