Debt Collection Laws

American consumers are protected by a number of federal debt collection laws, regulating credit card disclosures, the practices of debt collection agencies, the privacy rights of consumers, and more. FindLaw's collection of "Debt Collection Laws" articles and resources is intended to inform consumers about their rights related to debt collection and how to enforce them. Topics covered in this section include the Credit CARD Act of 2009, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, how to informally deal with creditors to your advantage, and how to stop harassment by debt collection agencies.

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