Debt collectors have well deserved reputations for pushing the legal limits of what they can do to secure payment on the debts they have purchased. If you are being harassed by debt collectors, there are laws that govern what they can and cannot do in pursuit of payment of a debt. If you believe that a debt collector is using abusive or deceptive tactics to recover a debt, we can help.
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At Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, our Fairfax debt collection abuse attorneys can help you put a stop to the use of prohibited behavior in pursuit of a debt. Our depth of knowledge of the law and our decades of experience creating effective resolutions for our clients allows us to help put a stop to abusive and deceptive behavior on the part of debt collectors.
Some of the behaviors that are prohibited include:
- Creditor Harassment
- Contacting consumers by telephone outside of the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time
- Contacting a consumer known to be represented by an attorney
- Use of misrepresentation or deceit
- Use of abusive or profane language
- Threatening arrest or other legal action that is not permissible or contemplated
- Communication with third parties, such as neighbors or relatives, regarding debt
- Seeking amounts not justified by law or contract
- Repeated or continuous phone calls
- Contacting debtor at work after debtor has indicated such contact is not acceptable
- False reports to a credit agency, including threats to make false reports
- Publishing debtor's name on a "bad debt" list
- Utilization of embarrassing means of communication such as postcard
- Contacting debtor within 30 day period following written request for verification of debt
When it comes to debt collectors, you have rights. We will help you assert them.
Contact the Loudoun County Unfair Debt Collection Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy
If you are being harassed by debt collectors who are overstepping their legal boundaries, we can help you take action. Turn to the experienced Fairfax debt collection abuse lawyers of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.
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