Understanding Your Rights Under the FDCPA

Counsel from our New Britain FDCPA Lawyers

For many debtors, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is the most important piece of legislature to date. Years of dishonesty from collection agencies motivated the government to pass an act that would put an end to these fraudulent business practices once and for all. Shockingly enough, most people don't even know about the FDCPA and the protection it offers them.

Our team at The Woods Law Firm, LLC aims to offer a refuge to those harassed by collection agencies and explain that you do have rights. We know how debilitating it can feel to go without support in such a crucial time. When you retain a New Britain FDCPA lawyer from our firm, you are retaining a compassionate and dedicated advocate who will stand with you every step of the way.

How does the FDCPA protect me?

Whether you're currently being harassed or have a bill that may soon be sent to collection, you can greatly benefit from being aware of what is and is not allowed under the FDCPA. Collection agencies are aware of the naivety of many consumers and will often play into this when initiating any kind of communication.

The following debt collection practices are banned by the FDCPA:

  • Threatening violence or harm
  • Using obscene language
  • Falsely impersonating the government
  • Passing out false information about you
  • Threatening to illegally take your property
  • Calling before and after certain hours
  • Use a false company name
  • Lying about the amount you owe

Even more important than understanding what is prohibited is knowing what action you can take if forms of harassment occur. You may be able to petition for a better settlement, file an official complaint, or even sue the collector or collection agency.

We assist numerous clients each year that have been harassed by collection agencies and are eager to do the same for you. Our firm is staffed with qualified FDCPA lawyers who serve residents in New Britain and beyond!

Contact us today and schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

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