Consumer Protection Attorneys

Debt Collection Defense

Athens Consumer Protection Lawyer

If you are a victim of unlawful debt collection practices, an Atlanta consumer protection attorney can protect your rights. In Georgia, consumer protection statutes are in place to protect debtors from unlawful collection practices and illegally filed lawsuits. Collection agencies can be very aggressive and will harass debtors when trying to collect debts. Consumer protection statutes in Georgia may allow for the recovery of damages when collection agencies engage in unlawful practices. The federal government passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in order to decrease unlawful debt collection practices. Unfortunately, many collection agencies continue to hound debtors in violation of the FDCPA. Being sued by a debt collector can be very stressful, but there are legal steps you can take to protect your rights.

Atlanta Consumer Fraud Attorney

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is it unlawful for debt collectors to engaged in activities such as the following:

  • Threatening legal action that will not be taken
  • Calling you before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
  • Calling you at work after you asked them to stop
  • Failing to inform you that you have a right to dispute the debt
  • Adding undisclosed costs and fees to the debt
  • Threatening to have you arrested

If you have been the target of any of these unlawful debt collection practices, contact an Atlanta consumer fraud attorney today.

Atlanta Debt Collection Defense Lawyer

The consumer fraud attorneys at Hurt, Stolz & Cromwell LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia want to help consumers find freedom from aggressive debt collection agencies. If an unscrupulous law firm is pestering you we can help you resolve your debt collection matter. Our attorneys will stop collection agencies from harassing you and will help resolve the matter. We are often able to resolve the matter for significantly less than the original debt. Living with the burden and stress that comes along with being hounded by collection agencies is unnecessary. Contact an Athens debt collection attorney today.