Can a creditor call strangers with personal information?

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Can a creditor call strangers with personal information?

I have a creditor that has been contacting people in my area giving my name and stating that it is in regards to check fraud. The creditor is calling everyone in the phone book with the same last name as one of my references giving out my name and stating that I am having legal actions against me for check fraud. I work in the medical field and may have a patients that are being contacted. Can they do this?

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Nebraska

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written it seems that this representative for a third party debt collection company could very well be engaging in unfair debt collection practices under federal and state law. The reason is that there is reference of "check fraud". I suggest that you consult with an attorney that practices in the area of consumer law to give you your legal options concerning this matter.


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