Are debt collectors allowed to call your boss and the father of the boss looking for you and identify themselves as collectors?

Asked on August 29, 2011 Florida


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In many states in this country as well under federal law, there are regulations and statutes prohibiting unfair debt collection practices by third party debt collection companies. One prohibited practice as set forth in many statutes is for the debt collection company to call the debtor's employer (at home or at work).

What you have here ia an apparent violation of an unfair debt collection practice act at least under the federal statute. Potentially, Florida law may prohibit sich practices as well.

You might consider retaining legal counsel to represent you concerning this unwarranted and improper action to see what legal recourse is available to you should you desire that contact by the collection agency to stop.

Good luck.

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