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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is meant to prevent abusive practices by debt collectors. The Act helps consumers ensure fair debt collection.
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Debt Harassment Laws – Consumer Protection

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?
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How to Stop Debt Collector Harassment?

Companies large and small will sometimes go to any length to collect unpaid debts from customers. Sometimes, their collection attempts rise to the level of harassment and may violate a number of laws designed to prevent illegal collection attempts.  The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act(FDCPA) is one such protection.

 
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Damages and Remedies Available Under the FDCPA

Damages and Remedies Available Under the FDCPA | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
Debtors are protected from the harassment by debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If a debt collector has contacted you and has violated the FDCPA, a debtor can sue the debt collector in court. If a FDCPA lawsuit is successful, there are a range of damages provided for under the statute, including monetary damages and attorney’s fees.
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Debt Collection Harassment Complaints on the Increase

Debt Collection Harassment Complaints on the Increase | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
There is no denying that consumer complaints regarding harassment by debt collectors are on the rise. As in previous years, debt related complaints again topped the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) list in 2010. Nor is the harassment trivial.
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California Debt Collector Harassment – WeStopDebtCollectors

The California FDCPA, also known as the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCA), mirrors the protections of the FDCPA, but also adds significant additional protections.The RFDCPA protects debtors from California debt collector harassment.

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FDCPA Rules and Regulations, Debt Collection Guidelines - WeStopDebtCollectors

FDCPA Rules and Regulations, Debt Collection Guidelines - WeStopDebtCollectors | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
We have provided some FDCPA rules which you need to be aware of. Know that collecting debts through offensive and dishonest means is prohibited.
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Unwanted Emails, Text Messages…

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules were created to address the telemarketing practices that t…
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The TCPA - Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The TCPA - Telephone Consumer Protection Act | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
Whether you are at home relaxing or out on the town, you expect your time to be enjoyable. When you are receiving unsolicited calls or texts, however, the reality may be different. These calls and texts can become more than bothersome, adding stress to your everyday life and affecting you in a noticeable way. When they are constant, you feel that there is very little you can do.
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The telephone consumer protection act what does it apply to?

In 1991 Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to help prevent telemarketers from placing annoying telemarketing calls to consumers. On…
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Determining Whether Prior Express Consent has Been Given has Become More Nuanced - WeStopDebtCollectors

Determining Whether Prior Express Consent has Been Given has Become More Nuanced - WeStopDebtCollectors | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it

There has been an increasing amount of litigation brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As a result, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being called upon more often to address the complex questions that arise from applying this analog statute to the digital world.

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Lawsuit Against Twitter for Sending Text Messages to Recycled Phone Numbers

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) companies are prohibited from sending automated text messages to mobile phones without receiving permission …
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Krohn & Moss, Ltd. - Consumer Law Center®

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. - Consumer Law Center® | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
WeStopDebtCollectors.com (WSDC) is part of the professional law firm of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® (K&M;·CLC), founded in 1995 by attorneys Adam J. Krohn and Gregory H. Moss. We protect you against unfair and coercive debt collection methods.
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How can I Stop Debt Harassment and what is the Law?

How can I Stop Debt Harassment and what is the Law? | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
The methods and means by which debt collectors attempt to retrieve unpaid money from debtors is almost limitless. The collection attempt may be from the original creditor, from hired collectors, or from third party collection agencies.
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Debt Collection Harassment for Student Loans

Student loan debt is a burden carried on the backs of many students these days. During college study and for six months after graduation, students and recent graduates do not have to worry about student loan debt repayment. Eventually, however, all student loan debtors will have to start making payments on their loans. The picture painted in the media that which portrays the average student loan debtor is often on of a young person in their twenties or early thirties; young, not yet having obtained a higher salary that comes with more experience.
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Debt Harassment Laws -FAQs - A Guide for Consumers

Debt Harassment Laws -FAQs - A Guide for Consumers | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it

Listed all the commonly asked question & answers about Debt Harassment Laws. We provide free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney experienced in FDCPA cases.

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FDCPA Rules and Guidelines for Debt Collection

FDCPA Rules and Guidelines for Debt Collection | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
Are debt collectors harassing you? Have debt collectors used abusive or deceptive tactics to force your or trick you to give information regarding your debt? The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects you from debt collection harassment. There are some very important debt collection rules set forth by the FDCPA which you should be aware of because collecting debts through abusive and overly-aggressive means is prohibited by law.
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Debt Collectors & Collection Agencies – WeStopDebtCollectors

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Find a list of Professional Debt Collectors and Collection Agencies which provides debt collection and business to business debt recovery services.

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Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, FDCPA - WeStopDebtCollectors

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The tcpa - telephone consumer protection act

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Unwanted Emails, Text Messages, and Faxes - WeStopDebtCollectors

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Unwanted Emails, Text Messages, and Faxes - WeStopDebtCollectors | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) rules were created to address the telemarketing practices that threaten consumer privacy and public safety. This protection has been extended to unwanted emails, text messages, and faxes.
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Changes in Established Business Relationships and Prior Express Consent

 

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in order to address telemarketing practices that are perceived to threaten consumer privacy and public…

 

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Changes in Established Business Relationships and Prior Express Consent
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in order to address telemarketing practices that are perceived to threaten consumer privacy and public safety. In 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) changed the rules with regards to whether calls can be made if there is an established business relationship and prior express consent.

Established Business Relationship

Prior to October 2013 there was an “established business relationship” exemption for pre-recorded telemarketing calls made to residential landlines. That exemption has since been eliminated. Now advertisers must obtain the consumer’s written consent, regardless of whether there existed a previous business relationship.

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Determining Whether Prior Express Consent has Been Given has Become More Nuanced

There has been an increasing amount of litigation brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As a result, the Federal Communications Commissio…
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Lawsuit Against Twitter for Sending Text Messages to Recycled Phone Numbers

Lawsuit Against Twitter for Sending Text Messages to Recycled Phone Numbers | Consumer Law Center | Scoop.it
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) companies are prohibited from sending automated text messages to mobile phones without receiving permission first. This can become an issue when a cellular phone number has been recycled. When this occurs, the original user of that phone number may have given their permission to be called or text messages to be sent, however the new user may not have.
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The Top Five Violations of the FDCPA Guidelines

Consumer Law Centers handle thousands of cases every year but despite the massive number of people they assist each year, the common types of complaints receiv…
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