Excessive hype, bankruptcy, cash burning like autumn leaves - such is the stuff of short-selling.
Indians are sometimes accused of being condescending toward Westerners and of being excessively preachy in their attitude toward other nations. That accusation is sometimes correct.
No other facet of American business is more corrupt, more intoxicated with illegality, more weakly regulated, and has a greater impact on poor and working people than debt collectors; not credit card companies or subprime mortgages, not even payday lenders.
Beefs against debt collectors are consistently among the top complaints received by both the FTC and state attorneys general.
Despite all the drawbacks, the Internet provides a wide array of information - and some of it is being watched pretty carefully by the pros.