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.

To read more, see
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42687734/ns/business-consumer_news/t/debt-collectors-troll-facebook-are-they-going-too-far/