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Changes proposed for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Missouri debtors who are having trouble making their payments are shielded from various tactics debt collectors and creditors might use to try and collect what they are owed. Various protections include a limit to the number of times that a debt collector and creditors can contact the debtor, the times at which they can make contact, and where they can legally call. Now, with the new proposed rule changes in the form of an update to FDCPA, it will open the door for debtors to receive unlimited text messages, emails and private messages. Those who are confronted with this should think about contacting a legal professional to address their debt before this change is made.

Time-barred debt and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Missourians who are experiencing financial turmoil will feel overwhelmed at the pressures they face. This can come from the uncertain future and the constant calls and letters they receive from debt collectors who want to get all or some of what is owed. While some debts will be subject to collection attempts regardless of when they were accrued, there are protections that a consumer has based on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. For debts that are "time-barred," it is important to know the alternatives. As with any financial issue, getting on stronger financial ground frequently requires legal assistance.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and civil liability

When St. Louis residents are facing financial struggles and they are being contacted by debt collectors, they are often frightened, intimidated and stressed. The personal issues that accompany a difficult financial situation are compounded by constant calls seeking to collect on debts. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is in place to protect debtors from untoward and illegal behavior on the part of debt collectors. When debt collectors violate the law, however, debtors should understand that they have the option of seeking compensation through civil liability.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act covers disputed debts

Missourians who are in heavy debt and are having trouble covering even the minimum payments could feel a certain amount of fear as they consider their options. There are many ways to handle debts and get back on stronger financial ground. Before taking those steps, however, it is also important to get back into a better frame of mind to try and address those debts. One common hindrance to doing that is when debt collectors are exerting pressure to collect.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and collector communication

Missourians who find themselves in debt and barraged by debt collectors might think they must take the constant harassment, and there is little they can do to stop it. The truth is that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provides certain protections to consumers regarding communication. Knowing the rules creditors and debt collectors must follow is a sure way to get them to adhere to it. If they fail to do so, it can be the basis for a legal filing. And, having legal assistance can also protect consumers from other practices that violate the law.

How the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers

Residents of St. Louis and throughout Missouri who find themselves in debt will not only face the worry of finding a way to get back on stronger financial ground, but also consistent and aggressive attempts by debt collectors to receive payment. That aggression can sometimes cross the line. However, debtors are often unaware of how far debt collectors can go under the law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act accords certain protections to debtors. It is important to understand them and know that the debt collector is violating the law so steps can be taken to put a stop to it.

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