Stop Collection Call Harassment in Maryland
Kimmel & Silverman provides legal services to consumers in Maryland who have been unfairly harassed by debt collection agencies.
Our dedicated and successful team of attorneys has helped thousands of Maryland residents find peace and get the compensation they deserve.
Maryland Debt Collection Harassment Laws
Maryland state law outlines fair debt collection guidelines in their commercial law code, which expands the protections offered by the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to prohibit unfair practices by collectors but also by the creditors themselves. In Maryland, third party debt collection agencies must be licensed and regulated by the state.
How can the FDCPA help?
The federal law that regulates debt collectors is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which was passed in 1978 in an effort to protect Americans from deceptive and abusive tactics. The actions the law prohibits include:
- Threats of violence or verbal intimidation in an effort to collect debts
- Phone calls before 8 a.m. and/or after 9 p.m.
- Contacting a debtor at work after being informed that the employer does not allow personal phone calls
- Any form of contact with debtors that have expressed they have an attorney to represent them
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