Is it legal for a debt collectior to call your workplace?

And your human resource department? If not, how do I stop them?

Asked on July 26, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Texas


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

They cannot contact the employer if the employer has indicated it is prohibited by company policy.  Further, they cannot contact the employer to discuss your debt. You need to put something in writing and inform the debt collector to cease contacting you, your employer, anyone else, except for your attorney pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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