Consumers Are Protected From Aggressive Debt Collection Practices
Sometimes the poor treatment of a customer is more than just bad business — it’s illegal. If you are being harassed by a debt collector, the collections agency may be in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
The FDCPA outlines how debt collectors — such as bill collectors, collections agencies and corporate collections departments — can go about seeking the repayment of debt from consumers. The FDCPA forbids aggressive practices such as:
- Making violent threats
- Threatening to file a lawsuit
- Using profane or obscene language
- Calling friends and/or family members
- Attempting to reach debtors at work
- Threatening to garnish wages
- Early morning and/or late-night calls
- Misrepresenting one’s identity
How Can The FDCPA Help You As A Consumer?
If the above practices or other abusive behavior has been used against you in an attempt to collect debts, you may be able to obtain compensation according to the provisions of the law. In addition to financial compensation, the FDCPA can put a stop to the harassment and to debt collectors contacting you.
To learn more about the FDCPA, see:
Had Enough Of Debt Collectors? Put Our Attorney On Your Side.
At the Law offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, California, we are committed to protecting the rights of consumers. If you cannot take the harassment and abuse another day, we want to make things right for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our nationwide FDCPA lawyer. You speak directly with an attorney when you work with our firm, saving you time and alleviating uncertainty.