Know Your Rights

Debt Collection and Social Media

Debt collectors have added social media to their collection process.  Collectors can use social media to locate people or see if they have any assets.  Some collectors use social media to harass someone.  Examples include posting messages that let the world know you owe a debt or contact friends and family.  These are clear violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Collectors can use Facebook and other social media to locate people.  There is debate as to whether it is time to rewrite the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to include social media and text messaging.

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Bobcat|Thursday, September 29, 2011
Gee whiz, and I tuhoght this would be hard to find out.
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