When a loved one dies, those who are left behind are grief-stricken and vulnerable. All too often, debt collection agencies swoop in like vultures, taking advantage of family members who may not be thinking clearly. When attempting to collect on debts of the deceased, debt collectors may try and obtain payments from those who are not legally responsible for the deceased person’s debt. If you are being harassed by debt collectors over a debt owed by someone who has passed away, it’s important to stand up for your rights – even during your time of grief.
The Federal Trade Commission, which – along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – is responsible for enforcing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), issued a policy statement that clarifies which tactics and practices are legal and which cross the line into illegality. Click on one of the topics below to learn more.
In the meantime, if you or someone you know is being harassed by a debt collector regarding a deceased person’s debt, complete the form to the right or call . The legal team at StopCollector will help you assert your rights, and will stop the collection calls once and for all.
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If you have been the victim of harassment or illegal or unfair debt collection practices, contact the Fair Debt Attorneys at Lemberg & Associates immediately to discuss your options and protect your rights. When you owe creditors money, you are protected by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as other federal and state laws. If a debt collector has violated your rights, you may be entitled to up to $1000 in damages, and they may even have to pay your attorney fees. Sergei Lemberg, and the attorneys at Lemberg & Associates have helped countless people to assert their legal rights with debt collectors. Don't be intimidated by illegal debt collection practices. For more information, contact Lemberg & Associates today at .