Bill Collectors

What if a bill collector is trying to get money from me?
You have rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  This law protects you from abusive, dishonest, and unfair debt collection practices. It says that there are many things a debt collector legally cannot do when he or she is trying to collect money from you.

Who Does This Law Help?
You have rights under this law if a debt collector is trying to get you to pay money you owe. YOU CANNOT USE THIS LAW AGAINST A PERSON OR COMPANY TO WHOM YOU OWE MONEY DIRECTLY; but you can use this law against the debt collector who is hired by them to contact you for payment of a bill, including attorneys who regularly collect consumer debts.

Read More about Bill Collectors
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