Bad Paper

Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern

  • Published: Aug 06, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints about rogue debt collecting than about any activity besides identity theft. Dramatically and entertainingly, Bad Paper reveals why. It tells the story of Aaron Siegel, a former banking executive, and... read more

Bad Paper - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file bad-paper.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of Bad Paper for only $9.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of Bad Paper

Exact title of the book
Bad Paper
Book author
Jake Halpern
ISBN
9780374711245
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Oct 14, 2014
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
2304 kB

Some brief overview of book

The Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints about rogue debt collecting than about any activity besides identity theft. Dramatically and entertainingly, Bad Paper reveals why. It tells the story of Aaron Siegel, a former banking executive, and Brandon Wilson, 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 Aaron and Brandon learn, the world of consumer debt collection is an unregulated shadowland where operators often make unwarranted threats and even collect debts that are not theirs. Introducing an unforgettable cast of strivers and rogues, Jake Halpern chronicles their lives as they manage high-pressure call centers, hunt for paper in Las Vegas casinos, and meet in parked cars to sell the social security numbers and account information of unsuspecting consumers. He also tracks a "package" of debt that is stolen by unscrupulous collectors, leading to a dramatic showdown with guns in a Buffalo corner store.

Along the way, he reveals the human cost of a system that compounds the troubles of hardworking Americans and permits banks to ignore their former customers. The result is a vital exposé that is also a bravura feat of storytelling.

About author

Halpern is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, the author of Fame Junkies and Braving Home, and the coauthor of three young adult novels. He is a fellow of Morse College at Yale University. His hour-long radio story "Switched at Birth" is one of This American Life's eight most popular shows ever.

Download Bad Paper as e-book

Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

Bad Paper

Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.