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You have rights when a debt collector is pursuing you. SmithMarco, P.C., has over 30 years of combined experience practicing law protecting the rights of consumers around the country.

Contact us for a free case review to determine if your Fair Debt Collection Practices Act rights were violated. 

Preparing for Changes from CFPB

The CFBP announced new expectations for collections agencies to reduce and prevent conduct that may be harmful to consumers.    Read More...

7th Circuit Holds Forum Shopping a Violation of the FDCPA

Were you sued for a debt in a county that you did not reside nor had any connection with the debt?Read More...

Weighing In On Time-Barred Debts

The collection of time-barred debts and whether it violates the FDCPA varies among circuit courts.Read More...

Top 10 Laws Debt Collectors Must Comply With

Learn the 10 things a collector cannot do or say in the process of collecting a debt.Read More...