Private Debt Collection Basics

With so many people more than ever, privatedebt collection is thriving. Unfortunately, many of us know how to deal with debt collectors. Although they have the right to attempt collection, you may be surprised to learn that they are subject to some very specific rules and recommendations.

Fair private debt collection

Despite the fact that so many people know too well the stresses that arise when collecting debts, many have no hint of their rights in this process. The Federal Trade Commission is working to better inform consumers about their rights in privatedebt collection in order to prevent abuse and unfair collection practices. The rules established by the FTC and the Fair privateDebt Collection Act provide some specific recommendations on how collectors can contact you, when they can contact you and what they are allowed to collect.


The most frequently violated private debt collection rule is the use of misleading or misleading statements. Debt collectors are notorious for their persistent efforts, some of which include false or false statements to scare you into paying debt. This is especially true for older people who often cheat to pay off debts that they cannot pay due to fear. Debt collectors can also become pursuers, make repeated phone calls, make calls outside business hours, chat with friends or family members, and even use profanity when they are trying to raise money.

Although these rules apply, debt collectors violate these rules daily. The FTC calls on anyone who has faced violations of fair privatedebt collection practices to immediately report this to the debt collector.

Stop collections

There are several ways to stop annoying private debt collectors. First, you have the right to negotiate and pay your debts directly to your creditor. Even if the lender has transferred your account to a collection agency, you can resolve your debts directly. When you contact your lender to negotiate a debt settlement plan, you can also request cancellation fees. Your lender is required by law to stop your interaction with the debt collector when you request it, once you have successfully agreed to the agreement.

In addition, you can stop loan fees by filing for bankruptcy.

 As soon as you file for bankruptcy, all collection efforts must immediately cease. Any subsequent contact of the collector can lead to serious consequences on your part. In addition, any message or correspondence by the debt collector will be mediated by your bankruptcy lawyer. Bankruptcy is an excellent option for working with creditors, if you cannot pay your debts, have difficulty negotiating directly with creditors, have received notice of recovery requirements or you have assets with the risk of liquidation.