It’s enough that you are getting phone calls and letters regarding your debt, but how would you feel if you were being followed online? We had written about debt collectors “stalking” debtors in the past and have found this U.S. News article delving in on how debt collectors may seek you out via Facebook.
“A few decades ago, collectors had to rely old-school tools like the White Pages for basic information on whether a debtor had moved or changed phone numbers. The Internet changed that completely, says Mark Schiffman, spokesperson for ACA International, a trade group of credit and collection professionals.” Read the entire article here: Debt Collectors May Seek you out via Facebook.
Now while it certainly isn’t illegal to find a debtor through public internet sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn, how a collector can contact you is a whole different story.
If you belief you may be a victim of debt collection harassment, you need to act quickly. Contact my law office at 949-200-8755 for your free consultation; we will evaluate your situation to see if you may be able to take legal action and receive monetary compensation under the FDCPA.