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Complaints About California Debt Collector Harassment

Author : john kenvin


There has been a tremendous increase in California debt collector harassment complaints. Since 2006 to 2010, California debt collector harassment complaints have risen by 194%. In 2010, 10,914 lawsuits seeking relief under the FDCPA were filed by or for consumers.

The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA) is equipped with additional protections for consumers when they are dealing with debt collectors. Problem of abusive collectors has been on the increase with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Common complaints include harassment by debt collectors who call consumers repeatedly, use threatening or profane language and threaten consumers with illegal actions if they do not pay them the money they demand.

In addiction to all the protections that the federal FDCPA provides, the RFDCPA imposes additional stipulations on debt collectors communicating about your debt to your employer or other outsiders. There is also an additional provision for protection when a collector is attempting to collect on an already cleared debt through bankruptcy. California debt collectors are quite often very aggressive in attempting to collect on wiped out debts.

If you are illegally served with a summons and complaints related to a debt, the RFDCPA protects you. The California debt collector harassment laws demand that a debt collector cannot file a lawsuit against you in another state, county or location that is far from where you live, unless the concerned debt was incurred in that location.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and private attorneys impose the RFDCPA to protect you from debt collection harassment. While it is necessary for you to take calls from debt collectors, the RFDCPA strictly prohibits harassment of any form. The Act restricts debt collectors' calls to prior agreed time. Calling during night or any other inconvenient times is considered a violation of the RFDCPA. Debt collectors are required to send all communication to you in sealed envelopes and not by postcards. The collector must disclose his name and reason for calling as also notifications with information about the amount you owe, the name of the creditor and process to follow if you dispute the bill.

If you have been a victim of the above violations and/or more, you may consult a private attorney. An attorney would directly represent your interests. You may contact attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Consumer Law Center® who have helped thousands of victims of California debt collector harassment to put a full stop to debt collector harassment.


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