Tips to avoid unfair practices when dealing with a Debt Collector

A debt collector is one who collects consumer debts for another person or institution and liable to follow Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The debt collector is liable to follow set standard practices and cannot be abusive, deceptive and use unfair debt collection practices. The debtor needs to understand their rights and the available options for the repayment to avoid any harassment, oppression, or abuse any person abuses in debt collection.


Repayment of all the balance might take time, so you should not take shortcuts for immediate repayment, which might serve for a short term and not on the permanent basis. In many social settings, bankruptcy can be a stigma and can be humiliating not only for you, but for your whole family as well. If dealt carelessly, it may lead to social isolation, depression and other negative impact on you and the family, which should be avoided. It is important to understand the pros and cons before you take any decision on repayment. You can get all the related information at CreditNowUSA.

A debt collector may not communicate with you at any unusual time (generally before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.) or at any place that is inconvenient to you, unless debt collector has the permission (by you or a court of competent jurisdiction) for such contacts. A debt collector may not contact you at your place of employment, if your employer prohibits such communications.

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Discussing with your family and/or close associates can be a strong moral support, which is required during difficult times or delayed repayment.

For any arrangement, you can speak to debt collector and you will be surprised to know that you have the option of repayment. Once discussed, it is advisable to stick with the plan, and you should take the help of close associates, if possible. If you go for any type of arrangement of repayment, always keep it in writing and never ever over promise on repayment. Your investments can be of great help in times of bankruptcy.

The bankruptcy has a negative impact on your credit report. This can stop you from many of the privileges, such as financing a car, receiving new credit cards, opening an account, or renting apartment.

You may be stopped from using credit cards until you make the repayment. Hence, it is advisable not to keep a credit card, if you have filed for bankruptcy. You can liquidate the assets for the repayment, but this can be tough, if the assets are important. Once the bankruptcy is filed, you are in public records, such as, court records and local newspaper.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

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