Public Comments Due August 19, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs to hear from consumers to understand the problems with the Bureau’s proposed new debt collection rule. Under the proposed new rule, debt collectors would be permitted to:
The proposed rule would allow collectors to:
- Call you 7 times per week, per debt.
- Contact you by text, email, or direct message without your permission, and send important information through hyperlinks;
- Sue you without the collector’s attorneys reviewing original account documents to ensure you are the right person and the debt is the right amount; and
- Collect debt so old, the deadline for a lawsuit has already expired.
You can e-mail your comments and stories with harassing debt collectors directly to 2019-NPRM-DebtCollection@cfpb.gov. More information can be found by visiting https://www.nclc.org/issues/take-action-debt-collection-rule.html.
If you have a story to share or want more information regarding your right to fight back against unfair debt collectors, please contact our office.