Can debt collectors come to your home or place of business?

Can debt collectors come to your home or place of business to collect a debt?

I have had this happen to me. It is embarrassing to be sure, but more important, it is frightening to a woman who lives alone and who works alone.

I don't ever want to see this person again.

Is it possible to stop his attempts to collect the debt personally?

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Oct 26, 2010
visits from debt collectors
by: Gerri

There is nothing specific in the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that prohibits collectors from coming in person to collect a debt, though if they did they would still not be allowed to harass, threaten or intimidate you. In addition, if you told the debt collector you can't pay, then his repeated visits could potentially be seen as harassing or threatening.

Since it sounds like you are being frightened by this collector, we would strongly urge you to talk with a consumer law attorney to find out what your rights are.

Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here.

In addition, you may want to read our information about how you can send a cease and desist letter to stop a debt collector from contacting you.

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