Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person who is employed to collect debts for creditors.
- We will also arrange for a debt collector to collect the outstanding balance or instruct a solicitor to issue proceedings against you.
- By 18 he was a debt collector and loan salesman with an American finance company and soon started a string of businesses including a loan broker's, an estate agency and property business.
- How long you remain unaware of such theft depends on the nature of the fraud, how carefully you check your credit card and bank statements, and the presence of a debt collector on your doorstep.
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