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What Debt Collectors Are Not Allowed To Do

Debt Collection Harassment is illegal.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act says debt collectors can’t harass, oppress, or abuse you or anyone else they contact.

This means they can’t:

  • §  Make repeated phone calls that are intended to annoy, abuse, or harass you or anyone answering the phone
  • §  Use obscene or profane language
  • §  Make threats of violence or harm

    For servicemembers, this also means debt collectors can’t:

    § Tell your chain of command that you owe a debt

    § Threaten you with prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice

    § Threaten an action they are not authorized to pursue, such as revoking your security clearance or getting you demoted

    If you believe a debt collector is harassing you, Pine Street Legal will get justice for you.

    Pine Street Legal is located at 19 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.  PH: (215) 345-9214  Email: nkanter@pinestreetlegal.com  website: pinestreetlegal.com