If you use credit cards, owe money on a personal loan, or are paying on a home mortgage, you are a debtor. If you fall behind in repaying your creditors, or an error is made on your accounts, debt collection may begin against you.
You should know that in either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires that those involved in debt collection treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of debt collection. Of course, the law does not erase any legitimate debt you owe. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to prohibit abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors. This law certainly helps to level the playing field for those attempting to achieve clean credit. For
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more information, go to: www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpa/fdcpact.htm