Stop debt collectors from harassing consumers! Act now!
Tell the CFPB to put consumers before debt collectors
Have you ever been hounded by a debt collector? Has a debt collector repeatedly called you at work or attempted to contact you by calling members of your family? Perhaps you’ve been linked to a debt that wasn’t yours. And perhaps that debt was so old that the debt collector couldn’t provide documentation from the original debt. And still, debt collectors continued to hound you by calling your phone at all hours of the day and night. Or perhaps these things happened to a family member or friend?
If so, we hope that you can write your own comments, using our platform, to tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that its proposal to govern debt collectors and debt collector harassment could make matters worse for consumers. Here’s why we hope you’ll weigh in with your original comments.
We’ve identified some big problems for consumers in the CFPB’s proposed rule on debt collection. As written, the rule would allow debt collectors to:
Instead, the proposed rule should:
Send the CFPB a comment in your own words to tell it why the proposed rule would be bad for consumers like you. If you have your own story about debt collection harassment—or someone close to you has—please share it with the CFPB! Let the agency know how its proposal would create more problems than it would solve.
The deadline to comment is Sept. 18. Comments submitted (including names, but not location or email address) become part of the public record. (See comment box above, top right.)
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