While the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act directly outlines what is appropriate conduct for debt collectors, some debt collectors resort to harassing and abusing the people who owe them money. If you are being pursued by debt collectors, it is important that you are informed of the following common debt collector violations:
Debt collectors cannot...
Speak with your employer, relatives or friends about your debt unless given permission to do so
Call you before 8:00 am or after 9:00pm, or at any inconvenient time for you
Refuse to stop contacting you after you have sent them a letter telling them to do so
Call you while you are at work if they know that your employer disapproves of personal calls
Lie to you about the status or amount of your debt
Hiring South Carolina attorney Shelly Leeke of the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is the quickest way to stop debt collection harassment.
- Can a debt collector call me at any time of day?
- How do I stop a debt collector from calling me?
- Are debt collectors allowed to call other people about my debt?
- What can I do if I think that a debt collector did something that is against the law?
- What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?
- What is a debt validation notice?