CREDITORS THREATENING TO PUT YOU IN JAIL?
August 17, 2016 | CREDITOR HARASSMENT
If you are having troubles making payments and reached the point where creditors are contacting, you need to be aware of your rights. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects you from illegal harassment from creditors. This federal law prevents any type of unfair or abusive behavior from collectors and we are here to make sure it is enforced on your behalf. Too often we hear about creditors making false threats in order to force debtors to pay them. One of these false threats is that a creditor will send the police or have you put in jail if you do not pay them. This is illegal harassment and you can hold them accountable for their actions.
Be aware of your rights and the harassment you are protected against. Harassment can include any of the following:
- Defamatory language over the phone.
- Threats of injury.
- Threats of jail as punishment.
- Phone calls several times per day.
- Phone calls at strange times at night or early in the morning.
- Pretending to be a government personnel.
The Nesbitt Law Firm can help you find relief from this harassment. Whether it is by negotiating with your creditors, enforcing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act on your behalf or helping your find relief through bankruptcy. Creditor harassment can often be resolved simply by writing a letter and demanding that they stop. If the harassment continues, let us help you protect your rights. We offer a free and confidential consultation where we can discuss your situation and how to proceed in resolving your case.
Call us now at (614) 344-6858 to get the help you need.