Place of business

by Jennifer
(Franklin Louisiana)

Can a bill collector show up at my place of business to collect payment for a bill due not related to our business?

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Apr 27, 2010
debt collector showing up at work
by: Gerri

Thanks for submitting your debt collection question on our Q&A page.

While it is unusual for a debt collector to show up at work to try to collect a debt, I am not aware of any specific prohibition against it, at least not in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. (Were you being served a summons to appear in court?)

If the debt collector revealed a debt to your coworkers or harassed you in his attempts to collect at work, however, it's possible he broke the law. I don't want to try to give you legal advice on the situation since it's not something I've run across before. I prefer you consult with an attorney to find out whether the debt collectors actions were legal.

If you think the debt collector has broken the law, you can contact a local consumer law attorney with experience in debt collection cases. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here.

Do let us know what happens here. We'd like to be able to alert others to this situation.

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