If you have been receiving calls from a debt collector at your place of business, it is very possible that what they’re doing is illegal. The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) has very specific regulations about where that collector can contact you. Debt collectors may be seeking contact with you because of unpaid debts or even fraudulent activity due to identity theft. Either way, there are laws in place to keep them from harassing you while at work or other places.
According to the FDCPA, contacting you at places that might be inconvenient is not allowed. This can include workplaces, schools, funeral homes, restaurants, and hospitals.
Because certain workplaces require that employees only take personal phone calls if it is an emergency, a debt collector is not allowed to make contact while you’re at work. The only stipulation to this is if the debt collector has a court order.
Are You Being Harassed by a Debt Collector
If you believe that a debt collector is harassing you by contacting you too frequently, contacting you at locations that are prohibited, or even by making threats, then our attorney can help you. Contact Howard Silver of Los Angeles in order to find out how he can help your case. He may be able to get your debt removed due to identity theft. He may also be able to ensure that the debt collectors have to follow the proper guidelines and may even suffer penalties for their harassment.
For help with your debt collection case, please contact the Law Office of Howard D. Silver today. You can reach him by calling (855) 341-2611. He is proud to serve clients in Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, and all of California.