What Debt Collectors Are Not Allowed to Do

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from attempting to collect debts — valid or not — in various unfair, deceptive, and ornery ways. The FTC's website explains in detail here. And Chris Morran, over at The Consumerist helpfully has boiled it down to the "23 things debt collectors are not allowed to do."

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  1. Stanley Scheinman says:

    The Bottom Line is SO WHAT? The CFPB
    has madE it very clear it WILL not act on behalf of individual consumers subjected to despicable ILLEGAL CONDUCT BY debt collectors, mortgage servicers or Big Banks. The FTC does nothing but collect statistics .
    Millions of American families were devastated by Damon and friends.
    Where are the 23 things Joe can do? Sorry, he cannot pay a lawyer.Sorry, no Legal Aid . Sorry, the Obama Administration thinks these “settlements” help real people. How out of touch with reality is a White House which does not have one down on the ground business guy to tell the Truth. Mr. Law at Budget would not touch me even though I served in the Kennedy and Reagan Administrations .
    Do you read the Foreclosure case blogs, the corruption of judicial precess and judiciary blogs.What does JOE do?

  2. anonconsumerlawyer says:

    A good list, but they don’t note that the FDCPA only applies to debt for household, personal, and consumer purposes. Debt collectors may very well be allowed to do those things if someone defaults on a business loan.

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