Bellevue WA – I’ve heard of debt collectors contacting people’s family and relatives trying to reach them for “an important business matter.”
When they tell the relative their business name, then it becomes obvious what is happening. They do this as an attempt to embarrass a debtor into paying them.
Here is what most debtors do not know. This is actually a violation of a Federal Law called The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, provided the debt collector has your information already.
I have seen this happen in many situations. Someone gets a call from a debt collector. A few days later that same person calls their relative and says they can’t reach the debtor.
They are not allowed to do that because they already have your information. If this happens to you, then document everything. Then, call that company and ask for the manager or company owner.
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