In this post Gary Nitzkin of the Michigan Collection Law Blog discusses a client he represents and the violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that his client has been subjected to by an abusive collector. Gary puts it very bluntly when he says,
Moreover, I want you to know that collection agencies doing stupid, if not sleazy stuff, is almost common place. If you have any interaction with a collection agency, chances are that they will violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. You could end up being a Plaintiff against the agency.
After describing what happened and why he is suing this collection agency, Gary ends with this lesson that we have found to be so true:
Moral of the story – I am a collection attorney and even I have no great love for collection agencies. I don’t like their methods or tactics. If you are contacted by a collection agency and feel offended by that contact, chances are the agency has violated the FDCPA. You can sue them for damages. I would be happy to help you.
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