Excessive Automated Debt Collection Calls Violate Consumer Rights

Have you been getting too many automated debt collection calls? If so, you may be entitled to compensation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The question is, how many calls does it take to violate the FDCPA or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A Tennessee court ruled that 17 debt collection calls per month entitled a consumer to file suit against the debt collector.

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More Debt Collectors Calling Cell Phones in Violation of TCPA

As the economy stumbles deeper into a recession, more and more debt collectors are violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by contacting debtors on their cell phones when not authorized to do so. Unfortunately, most debtors don’t know what the TCPA is, how it can protect them or that they may be entitled to money damages when debt collectors violate the TCPA.

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Violations: Do You Have a Case?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that protects consumers against the illegal practices of creditors. Various states have enacted their own versions of the FDCPA that may provide consumers with even greater protection. When it comes to collection letters, many of them contain misleading and false information, if you receive a debt collection letter and feel it contains misleading language, you may be able to sue.

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawsuit: What Damages Are Available?

Collection agencies that use illegal tactics when collecting debts may be in violation of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and state statutes that protect consumers. Damages in these cases vary depending upon the situation, but can add up quickly. If you are being harassed by a debt buyer / debt collection agency, contact an attorney whose practice focuses on upholding the FDCPA.

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