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Question by  tinsel2 (14)

Is there a federal law that prevents collection companies from calling your place of work?

I have a debt collector calling me at work and harassing me.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Per the Federal Fair Debt Collections Act, you have the right to tell them not to call you at work. If you send this letter in writing and they continue to call, you can contact the Federal Trade Commission and local BBB.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

You have the right not to be called at work. Send them a cease and desist letter to only contact you at home only. They have to honor your request.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allows a collector to call you at work until you say "you may not call me here. " Document continued calls and see an attorney.


Answer by  krpmuffitt (223)

Collection companies can call your work until you tell them no to. After you have asked them not to call you at work you may have a cause of action under the Federal Fair Debt Act. You should get names of callers and document all contacts.


Answer by  CarlSCansino (464)

There are federal laws that protect collection agencies from using abusive tactics. It is called the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act of FDCPA for short.

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