Can a collections department for a company contact your job once asked not too?
I have a collections department calling my manager at my workplace and i asked them not too and I am in jeopardy of losing my job.Is this illegal for a company to do that?
Asked By: smooveman32 - 10/10/2009
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It is illegal, but that doesn't mean they will follow through. Collection agencies are notorious for doing things they aren't allowed to do or things that are against the law. The best thing you can do is report them to the FTC, seriously. I had one calling for my grandmother earlier this year. She died 2 years ago... More
Answered By: Jayme D - 10/10/2009
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No. It is illegal for a collection agency to tell your employer that you owe money. It is illegal for a collection agency to call your workplace after you have told them that you are not allowed to receive calls at work. (It is legal for a collection agency to call you at work, but only if you have not told them not... More
Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 10/10/2009
It is illegal for them to contact your employer, especially if you have told them not to.
Answered By: Mary - 10/10/2009
if they keep calling your job and you ask them not to then it is grounds for a law suit seek an attorney
Answered By: double t - 10/10/2009
You have to tell them more than not to call. You have to tell them that you aren't allowed to receive calls at work.
Answered By: shoredude2 - 10/10/2009
You must request they do not contact but they may require you to do it in writing. Technically, the FDCPA just says that you have to request it, it is up to the collections department whether they require you to do it in writing. Try asking the manager of the collections company what they need to not contact you at... More
Answered By: knitting bear - 10/10/2009
depends. is it the collection department for the original creditor or a 3rd party collector? 1st party is not subject to the fdcpa... More
Answered By: rebeli812 - 10/10/2009
you need to send them in writing via certified mail not to contact you at your place of employment failing to do so will result, lawful recourse.
Answered By: bryan l - 10/10/2009
If it is the collections department for a company you owe, then the FDCPA does not apply. It only applies to companies that collect debts "incurred for personal, family or houshold purposes" and either "owed or due or asserted to be owed or due another" or those purchased after the date of default... More
Answered By: jjstvno - 10/10/2009
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