Dealing with debt struggles can be difficult. It can be made even more so when debt collectors engage in wrongful conduct when attempting to collect on a debt. Such conduct can cause great harm to consumers. Thus, it is very important for debt collectors to only engage in proper conduct when attempting to collect money from a consumer.
Recently, a case has arisen in Louisiana involving debt collection. The case involves a Louisiana man and a collection agency.
According to the man, the agency took efforts to collect an alleged debt from him. The man alleges that the agency engaged in wrongful conduct in connection to these efforts.
The man claims that the agency made improper calls to his place of employment. The agency has also been accused of having used offensive language in its efforts to collect the alleged debt. It has also been alleged that the agency disclosed information regarding the alleged debt to a supervisor at the man’s place of employment.
The man argues that the agency’s conduct regarding the alleged debt violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The man has brought a lawsuit in a federal court in Louisiana against the agency in connection to these allegations. In his lawsuit, the man reportedly is asking for statutory damages.
Wrongful debt collection conduct can be very harmful. No consumer should have to be exposed to such conduct. Thus, one hopes that debt collectors will make sure to avoid engaging in conduct like that alleged in the above-mentioned case when attempting to collect on a debt.
Source: The Louisiana Record, “Slidell man sues collection agency for discloses financial information to employer,” Michelle Keahey, Sept. 20, 2011