No consumer should have to face wrongful harassment at the hands of debt collectors. Such wrongful debt collection conduct can be extremely harmful to a consumer. Thus, it is very important for debt collectors to make sure to only engage in proper conduct when making efforts to collect on debts and to not wrongfully harass consumers.
Recently, a case involving allegations of wrongful debt collection conduct has arisen in Texas. The case involves a debt collection agency.
According to a man from Texas, the agency took efforts to collect a debt from him. The man alleges that the agency engaged in wrongful conduct in its debt collection efforts.
The man claims that the agency bombarded him with debt collection calls at his place of work and his home. According to the man, the agency has called him over 100 times in connection to its efforts to collect the above-mentioned debt. The man claims that this alleged conduct of the debt collection agency amounted to harassment and that this alleged harassment and other actions the agency allegedly took violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
A lawsuit has been brought by the man in a federal court in Texas against the debt collection agency in connection to these allegations. The man reportedly is asking for damages in his lawsuit. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this case.
Wrongful debt collection conduct like that alleged in this case can cause consumers great harm. Thus, one hopes that all debt collectors make sure to avoid engaging in wrongful conduct when trying to collect on a debt.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Debt collection agency sued after calling man more than 100 times,” Michelle Keahey, Jan. 23, 2012