Five years ago in St. Louis, a single mother took out a payday loan for $1,000. That small-scale loan ballooned rapidly, and became a $40,000 debt.
She's certainly not alone. Thousands of Americans have similar stories of how high-interest loans spiraled out of control. Now, a Propublica investigation looks at how lenders are turning to legal action to collect on those debts. For more, we're joined by Paul Kiel, reporter with Propublica.