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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_debt_collection

U.S. state laws on fair debt collection generally fall into two categories: laws which require persons who are collecting debts from consumers to be licensed, registered or bonded in order to collect from consumers in their states, and laws that protect consumers from specific unfair practices by ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Debt_Collection_Practices_Act

Aggrieved consumers may also file a private lawsuit in a state or federal court to collect damages (actual, statutory, attorney's fees, and court costs) from third- party debt collectors. The FDCPA is a strict liability law, which means that a consumer need not prove actual damages in order to claim statutory damages of up to ...

www.bbb.org/financial-building-blocks/collection-laws

Collection Laws & Exemptions by State. The Bottom Line If any account you have gets sent to collections, you face a new set of risks, but also have new rights to protect you. Don't get forced into paying a debt you're not legally obligated to pay or agree to terms that are worse than you could have obtained. When you know ...

www.insidearm.com/state-laws

State Licensing for Collection Agencies. State licensing can be quite the ordeal for collection agencies. Each state and U.S. territory has different licensing requirements for collection agencies, attorneys, and debt buyers, creating a complicated landscape for firms looking to expand or just starting up. Below, we have laid out ...

www.burtcollect.com/debt-collection-laws-state

Directs user to websites describing debt collection laws for each state. Federal Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA)

www.bills.com/debt/debt-advice/collection-laws

Collection laws and exemptions vary from state to state. Protect yourself and your assets by learning the homestead, vehicle, and bank account exemptions...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/state-fair-debt-collection-laws

Collection agencies and bill collectors in all 50 states are governed by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDPA prohibits debt collectors from engaging in abusive, unfair, and deceptive collection tactics. Many states have their own fair debt collection laws as well. Some of these laws mirror the FDCPA.

www.fair-debt-collection.com/state-laws.html

Aug 27, 2012 ... Many of us have heard of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and related federal consumer protection laws. In addition to these federal laws that apply to all U.S. citizens, many states have enacted laws that supplement federal debt, credit, banking and lending laws including state laws ...

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