Helpful Links

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Helpful Links:



New York State Unified Court System

New York’s Statute of Limitations

New York State Division of Corporations, State Records & UCC

UCC-1 Financing Statement

International Association of Commercial Collectors

FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection: includes information on Consumer Protection

FDCPA- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: includes information on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules

New York State Department of Financial Services 23 NYCRR 1 Debt Collection by Third-Party Debt Collectors

Debt Buyers

Offer to arbitrate legal fees

Additional Research Resources:

The following are some suggestions to help you research a client before extending credit.

Acris: find deeds to a property

The Secretary of State: find out if the business is registered in that state (enter the State in the search engine along with Secretary of State)

Google Maps

N.Y. State Liquor Authority: typically used for restaurants

Google: perform a general search ex. Judgment against ____________

N.Y. City for Permits: typically used for construction projects or


Better Business Bureau: see if any complaints have been filed

Social media:




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