Tariq Law PC
NYC Debt Collection Harassment Lawyer
Types of Debt Collection Harassment
There are many laws in place that strictly govern the behavior of creditors and debt collectors. Unfortunately, these laws are not always followed, and in some cases are completely ignored. Many creditors and collectors engage in abusive behavior in attempting to collect debts, hoping that they will frighten debtors into paying what they owe. If you experienced harassment of any type on the part of a creditor or collector, it is important that you contact a New York City debt collection defense lawyer immediately. A lawyer can take legal action that is designed to protect you from harassment, and possibly recover damages for the mental and emotional suffering you have endured.
A federal law called the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects consumers from predatory collection practices.
This law prohibits creditors and collectors from employing harassing tactics such as:
Calling consumers at odd hours (before 8 am or after 9 pm)
Calling a consumer's place of employment, even after the consumer has informed them that they may not call there
Using any type of misrepresentation
Threatening consumers with legal action if no such action is intended
Threatening consumers with arrest
Communicating with consumers even after a request has been received to cease communication, unless it is necessary to provide notification of a lawsuit or wage garnishment
Calling consumers repeatedly with the intent to annoy, harass, or abuse
Discussing a consumer's debt with a third party, such as an employer or family member
Protection Against Creditor Harassment
Tariq Law, P.C. provides aggressive debt collection defense services to individuals throughout New York City. Our legal team is prepared to defend you against collection harassment, as well as pursue compensation for the violation of your rights.