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Your rights are protected under federal law by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. And if a collector violates that law, you can fight back and even sue them for harassment in civil court.
This section tells you everything you need to know when dealing with a collector whose crossed the line. You can find sample cease and desist letters, learn how to file collection complaints with the FTC and CFPB, and how to begin pursuing a court case.
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Unfortunately, not every collection agency operates ethically according to the law. When debt collectors cross the line from aggressive to abusive, you have a right to fight back! You can take a range of actions, from filing a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to pursuing a civil lawsuit to seek compensation for the harassment you suffered.
Here are just a few examples of debt collector abuse that violate your rights:
If you think your rights are being violated, don’t suffer another day of being harassed by a collector who is crossing the line. Use the solutions below to report the abuse, stop it in its tracks and get the compensation deserve from the agency that attacked you.
Article last modified on January 9, 2019. Published by Debt.com, LLC . Mobile users may also access the AMP Version: Collector Harassment - AMP.