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We find the most important part of any article is the opening. Hitting the reader with surprising facts, bold statements and an angle that convinces them to read on is your aim for this first paragraph. Please write 150+ words.

eCommerce

Of course, with modern eCommerce platforms most transactions occur in advance. Thanks to systems such as PayPal and credit card shopping carts, there is little risk of an online business incurring unpaid debts, but it does happen. Some businesses, such as Internet moneylenders, online investment websites, retailers and even hospitality industries often find they need to recover debts. Often these occur due to a change in a customer’s circumstances. While a customer may have passed initial due diligence tests when applying for a loan or an online credit account from which to make their Internet investments, suddenly the money stops, leaving the loan company or online investment company out of pocket. Furthermore, credit card companies may sometimes authorize a payment, only to request a charge back at a later date, by which time goods or services could have already been dispatched. For these companies, debt collection can often be fraught with difficulty, especially as paper trails tend to be limited with companies often having limited access to personal details.

Paper trail

Just because a business is being conducted over the Internet, doesn’t mean you can’t keep detailed records that can assist a recovery firm in the event that a debt occurs. As with all businesses, each customer should have his or her own file, whether physical or virtual, that contains records of transactions, personal information, such as credit card details, home and shipping addresses, along with transaction dates and any other relevant information. In addition, a detailed log of any shipping history, from tracking numbers to dates, can be quite useful because a shipping company can be a good resource for a debt collection company to track down customers that owe money. Sometimes to get around making payments, customers will claim products haven’t arrived or have been returned, but with modern tracking systems employed by most shipping companies, this sort of ruse is easily disproved.

We believe citing your sources and linking to related non-commercial "authority" websites can turn an article from 'good' to 'great'. We are often asked to provide information that is slightly different from the main topic, in this case we've been asked to provide some financial help to students one resource is already found http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/student-support-services. You should link to it with "student support services" as the link-text (also known as "anchor text"). In addition to this first backlink, please find another non-commercial, authority resource and link to it from within this section. We require at least 150 words for this paragraph.

Overseas debts

Things do get more complicated if the customer owing money comes from overseas or from another state. Different countries and territories have their own laws regarding debt recovery. Chasing payments overseas or in another state can soon get expensive, which is why working with an experienced debt recovery company can often be a good idea. An experienced debt collection agency will know the laws in different territories and understand the best methods to track down and approach debtors. Thankfully, this is where the Internet can often work to the creditor’s advantage because online databases and tracing tools makes it easier than ever to locate people no matter where they reside, ensuring debtors pay the money they owe regardless of where they live.