What Creditors Can -- and Cannot -- Do When Collecting Debts


If you’re behind in paying your bills -- or if a creditor’s records mistakenly make it appear that you are -- a debt collector may be contacting you.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This Act prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect from you.

Under the FDCPA, a debt collector is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies that buy delinquent debts and then try to collect them.

Here are questions and answers about your rights under the Act...

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