How do debt collectors get your bank info?
To get into your bank account, the creditor must get a court order. Specifically, this means that the creditor must sue you (take you to court) and win. Only after the judge enters a judgment against you (meaning the creditor won the lawsuit against you) can the creditor have access to your bank account.
Can a collection agency find my bank account?
They Can Find Out How Much You Have in the Bank A collector who has your bank account and social security numbers can probably easily find out the balance of the account.
Can a debt collector drain your bank account?
A bank levy is a powerful tool that a creditor, with court approval, can use to remove funds from your bank account. This can happen if you haven't paid back debt as agreed. The creditor may levy funds up to the amount you owe, which can leave you with nothing to pay your rent and other bills.