Stop Debt Collection Harassment in Colorado
Kimmel & Silverman provides legal services to consumers in Colorado who have been the victims of debt collector threats and abuse. Our firm can stop unwanted collection calls and debt collector harassment, getting you compensated up to $1,000.
Colorado State Laws Against Collection Harassment
In an effort to protect the financial and emotional well being of American consumers, Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in 1978, which makes it illegal for collectors to abuse or use deception to collect payments on outstanding debts.
In addition to the FDCPA, the state of Colorado offers additional consumer protections through the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Colorado FDCPA), which covers third-party debt collectors.
Colorado consumers are also protected by the Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code, which applies to creditors collecting their own debts. In Colorado, debt collectors are prohibited from harassing you, but so are the original creditors.
How the FDCPA Protects Colorado Consumers
Covering the collection of consumer debt, the Colorado FDCPA regulates the ways a debt collector can obtain information to find the consumer. In addition to these protections, the Colorado FDCPA also provides Colorado consumers with the right to have their debt validated.
How does this process work?
Upon receiving notice that the debt is being collected, the consumer may choose to dispute the debt in writing. This requires the collector to validate the debt, declaring the amount and the creditor to whom the debt is owed. The collector may not collect upon a disputed debt until it has been verified.
Unfortunately, debt collectors do not always follow state and federal laws, which include:
- Harassment (repeated phone calls or calling at odd times).
- Deceptive language (implying the debtor has committed a crime).
- Misleading representations (not disclosing their name or the company they represent).
- Threats of violence and/or profanity.
Get FREE Legal Help in Colorado
We are here to protect consumers and stop collection calls by enforcing the FDCPA and other state-specific laws. Colorado residents who are experiencing debt harassment for any debt, regardless of whether they believe they owe, should reach out to our legal team as soon as possible.
Contact us at 1-800-668-3247 for FREE legal help in Colorado and stop unwanted phone calls from debt collectors.