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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was put in place to protect debtors
from general harassment on the part of creditors or third party debt collectors.
If you are in debt, you do not need to be subjected to threats or constant
phone calls! Call a Torrance bankruptcy lawyer if you are being hounded
by debt collectors and need someone to protect your rights.
We Can Defend Your Consumer Rights
Banks and credit card companies often hire debt collectors to collect on
debts. Debt collectors often subject debtors to different forms of harassment
in order to get them to pay. You have rights, however, and you should
contact our firm to get collectors to stop and hold them accountable for
The FDCPA provides the following rights to debtors:
- Consumers may sue debt collectors individually or in a class action suit
for violating the law
- Consumers are protected from harassment—excessive phone calls, abusive
language, and threats
- Collectors may not disclose the existence of debts to anyone not authorized
to know about them
- Contact with consumers is banned at inconvenient times such as before 8am
and after 9pm
- Consumers may seek proof that they are actually indebted
If debt collectors are calling you constantly, especially if they are calling
your place of work and jeopardizing your employment or contacting your
friends or neighbors, a bankruptcy attorney can send them a cease communication
letter. Such a letter would request that collectors only communicate with
you in writing or stop communicating altogether.
Don't Believe the Debt Collectors! Protect Your Rights Today.
Consumers are allowed to request a written verification of their debt from
debt collectors by means of a written verification letter which must be
sent within 30 days of the initial contact from the collector. Collectors
are not allowed to make contact with debtors, if they indeed are in debt,
until the debt is verified.
You have rights as a consumer under FDCPA and the Law Offices of James
C. Shields can fight to uphold those rights. Attorney Shields has an "Excellent"
rating from Avvo and almost two decades of stand up for consumers. Call
our office today!