Lawmakers call for probe into military collection practices
The Washington Post alongside the investigative journalism non-profit Pro-Publica recently published a report alleging the retailer aggressively collects debt from service members through involuntary wage garnishments and court summons outside of its Virginia-base.
Lawmakers said they are concerned the possibility of litigation, noted in fine print contracts, makes it difficult for service members to defend themselves in court as they are transferred from duty station to duty station across the world.
They note concern of a violation of the Service members Civil Relief Act, meant to
“protect legal interests of service members who often face unique financial circumstances as a result of their deployment or service to our nation.”