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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:03 PM
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How many times a day our debt collectors allowed to call....my mom owes money for an ambulance ride that we can't pay.....they calll three or four times a day....protocol
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:05 PM
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1. check out your state Attorney General's website
they should have your state's debt collections practices act information pretty prominently displayed.


i'd start there and do everything it tells you to. there will be a formal way to stop harassing phone calls. do that, then you'll have the basis for a complaint if it continues.
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:15 PM
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2. As a resident of the great state we live in...
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 07:16 PM by Mrs.Matcom
you are very luck! They aren't supposed to call more than every three days! And if they call her at work, she can send them a letter telling them not to call her there. Tell her to 'remind' them of the state laws and to stop calling every day or she will report them to the Atty Gen's office and she will follow through with a law suit. Might not stop them, but then again it might not but worth a try. Good luck!

see section C

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/93-49.htm

Feel free to PM me for more info. :hi:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:09 PM
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3. thanks
they are calling everyday , several times... I'll pm you
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:46 PM
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4. The FDCPA is your friend
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/fdc.shtm
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