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According to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a Debt Collection Agency are also in violation if their actions include:
Harassment: Debt collectors may not harass, oppress, or abuse you or any third parties they contact. For example, they may not:
- Use threats of violence or harm;
- Publish a list of names of people who refuse to pay their debts (but they can give this information to the credit reporting companies);
- Use obscene or profane language; or
- Repeatedly use the phone to annoy someone.
False statements: Debt collectors may not lie when they are trying to collect a debt. For example, they may not:
- Falsely claim that they are attorneys or government representatives;
- Falsely claim that you have committed a crime;
- Falsely represent that they operate or work for a credit reporting company;
- Misrepresent the amount you owe;
- Indicate that papers they send you are legal forms if they aren’t; or
- Indicate that papers they send to you aren’t legal forms if they are.
Debt collectors also are prohibited from saying that:
- You will be arrested if you don’t pay your debt;
- They will seize, garnish, attach, or sell your property or wages unless they are permitted by law to take the action and intend to do so;
- or Legal action will be taken against you, if doing so would be illegal or if they don’t intend to take the action.
Debt collectors may not:
- Give false credit information about you to anyone, including a credit reporting company;
- Send you anything that looks like an official document from a court or government agency if it isn’t; or
- Use a false company name.
Unfair practices: Debt collectors may not engage in unfair practices when they try to collect a debt. For example, they may not:
- Try to collect any interest, fee, or other charge on top of the amount you owe unless the contract that created your debt – or your state law – allows the charge;
- Deposit a post-dated check early;
- Take or threaten to take your property unless it can be done legally; or
- Contact you by postcard.
If you are dealing with a situation in which you, as a consumer, are not being dealt with properly in a consumer related transaction or circumstance, find out what your legal rights are. Seek the advice and representation of experienced legal counsel.
It is important to note that it is unlawful for Creditors, Debt Collection Agencies or Third Party Debt Collectors to harass you or violate any conditions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Contact Consumer Rights Lawyer, N. James Turner at The Debt Relief Law Center by Calling Toll Free 1.888.877.5103 to Schedule a Confidential and FREE Legal Consultation.
Orlando Consumer Rights Lawyer, N. James Turner proudly serves the Debt Collection and Consumer Rights legal needs for residents of Orlando, Kissimmee, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and throughout Central Florida.