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Beware Of Debt Collection Abuse

Debt collectors may violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, a federal law, if they engage in any of the following actions:

  • Threaten legal action that cannot be legally taken;
  • Lie about the amount of money owed;
  • Use curse words;
  • Threaten arrest if not paid;
  • Publish the individual’s personal information on “bad debt” lists;
  • Use postcards to reach out to the consumer.

If a collection agency has done any of these thing to you, you may be awarded damages by the Court.

Call Pine Street Legal at (215) 345-9214 to discuss your next steps if a debt collector if being abusive towards you.