Has a debt collector threatened to garnish your wages? or to press fraud charges against you? Perhaps contacted your neighbor about your debt?
Those are two of the primary threats that debt collectors make, but there are many others. "We're going to contact your employer" or "You will go to jail" or "You will lose your job" are some of the other serious threats that we hear.
Fortunately, you can fight back if a debt collector has made one of those illegal threats to you. There is a law called the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that protects consumers from illegal threats like those listed above. The FDCPA also protects you from other forms of harassment that debt collectors engage in, such as calling you at work , calling you repeatedly, failing to verify the alleged debt, calling your family and neighbors and so on. (Visit our FDCPA page for answers to more common questions).
If a debt collector has made one of the listed threats, or has made any other threat that you consider out of the ordinary, you may have a claim against them for their illegal activities. Likewise, if a debt collector has harassed you, your family, your employer, or your neighbors, you may have a claim against them.
Filing a claim is as simple as calling our office. We can evaluate your matter and take care of everything for you. There is no up front legal fee for these types of cases because we can make the debt collector pay your legal fees. (There is no fee for our consultation, and there is no fee if we cannot recover anything for you).
Contact our office today at 412-281-1250 or 1-888-536-6644 for a no cost, no obligation review of your debt collection law issue.