The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission to help protect consumers from collector abuse. This includes unfair and deceptive practices by a debt collector, who is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This may include attorneys, collection agencies, and companies that buy old debts then try to collect on them.
The FDCPA covers personal, not business debt, and includes such things as credit cards, medical, auto, and your mortgage. A debt collector cannot call you before 8:00 in the morning or after 9:00 at night, and they are not allowed to contact you at your place of business if they are told not to do so, verbally, or in writing.
Harassment, false statements, and other various activities are also off-limits for debt collectors. These include using threats of violence, using profanity, or falsely claiming to be who they are not, among others.
If you suspect that a debt collector has violated a rule under the FDCPA, contact the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), or your state’s Attorney General’s Office.
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