Can a bill collector call me on Sundays?

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Can a bill collector call me on Sundays?

Asked on January 15, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If it is a third-party bill collector--that is, a collections agency or debt collector collecting a debt which is not owed directly to it--then I believe it  may not do this: the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) puts some strict limitations on what a third party bill collector can do, including on when it may call. (Look up the FDCPA to see all the restrictions and how they apply to your situation.)

On the other hand, if the collector is trying to collect on a debt you owe the collector him-/her-/itself, then they should be able to do this: the law puts very limitations on a party's ability to collect on a debt owed directly to it.


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