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Have received harrassing calls to my place of employment and

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Have received harrassing calls to my place of employment and ex-inlaws from Nationwide Process Services threatening me with arrest warrents for not responding to provide a physical address to be served.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  J.Hazelbaker replied 5 years ago.

J.Hazelbaker :

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Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you can demand that they not contact you at work and they must honor that request.

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If they refuse, then they have violated the FDCPA. You can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission:

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www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

J.Hazelbaker :

In addition, the threats of arrest are also violations of the FDCPA. I would file a complaint regarding that conduct.

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In the alternative, you can also file suit under the FDCPA for both the harassment and arrest threats. The FDCPA provides for a $1,000 civil penalty to you for each violation (each phone call and each threat).

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Regarding the calls to ex-in-laws that I used as references am I allowed to ask them to cease and deasist with those same threats to them as well?
Expert:  J.Hazelbaker replied 5 years ago.

Yes. They must honor your request that they not contact anyone other than you about the account.

Please let me know, if you have additional follow-up questions.

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