There are few things more embarrassing than having a debt collector call a family member. Imagine having to hear about your unpaid debt from …
All jokes aside, owing a debt can be stressful enough. You don’t need the extra aggravation of having a debt collector tell a family member about your business. That’s not only my opinion but that is the law.
Under federal and most state collection laws, a debt collector is not allowed to disclose any information to another person other than your spouse. If the collector violates this rule, you may be entitled to money from the debt collector.
A debt collector may only ask a family member if they know where you are and they can generally only do that one time. Multiple calls to the same family member is a violation.
If you have a family member who is receiving calls about your debts, have your family member write down the name of the collector and the date and time of the call. You should then contact Hinkle Law, PLLC for a free evaluation to see if your rights have been violated. You may be entitled to money from the collector.