The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allows debt collectors to contact a consumer’s family members, friends, and acquaintances in order to locate the person who owes money, but how does Facebook play into the equation? The FDCPA was written long before social networking came on the scene, and so doesn’t directly address contacting consumers via social networks. Alexia Tsotis over at TechCrunch highlighted a case that has been filed in Florida courts, whereby a consumer was allegedly called up to 10 times per day by MarkOne Capital. A MarkOne debt collector using a fake name contacted at least one of her Facebook friends, asking the friend to have the consumer call him. The lawsuit alleges that MarkOne Financial violated the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act. It will be interesting to see how the court rules, and even more significant when a lawsuit like this one is filed in federal court charging a violation of the FDCPA.