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Yes, you can stop debt collectors from calling you. Federal law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, (“FDCPA”) requires debt collectors to stop calling if you send them a written request. Once your written notice for telephone calls to stop has been received by a debt collector, financial penalties of $500 to $1,500 can be awarded per violation.

What You Need To Do To Stop Debt Collection Calls:

    1. Write a letter setting out your name and address.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits abusive and deceptive collection tactics. This means that the debt collectors cannot insult you, threaten you, trick you, lie to you, or harass you with phone calls at all hours. This law applies only to third-party debt collectors and does not apply to a creditor collecting their own debt.
If you feel you a debt collector is being abusive, you can sue them under the FDCPA. Mississippi has zero consumer protection laws and there is no regulation of debt collectors. Creditors collecting their own debts are free to abuse you in Mississippi. You can complain to the state attorney general’s office if it makes you feel better, but don’t expect anything to come out of it.  But you can stop the calls – click here to find out how. And you have options on how to deal with your debt overall – I can help.