Farmington, Miss. city officials announced they may take collection efforts to Facebook by posting to the social media site the names of individuals who owe money to the city.

Municipal Clerk Debora Jackson last week got the go-ahead from city's Board of Aldermen to set up a system and show them how it would work before going live, according to The Daily Corinthian.

Facebook's "comments" options probably would be disabled but officials believe the public shaming would have results and the information, Jackson adds, is a matter of public record.

Farmington officials said other Mississippi counties have taken similar action with positive results.

Collections & Credit Risk would like to know your thoughts on the idea of posting the names of debtors on social media sites. Contact Darren Waggoner at darren.waggoner@sourcemedia.com. Your comments will not be shared unless you are contacted and asked for permission.

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