a collection agency has been calling me 20 times a day and has now started calling my employer and brother stating that they are a law firm with a suit against me and leaving messages with them that i will be sued in court in 24 hrs and leaving a case number as well as the last 4 numbers of my ssn in these messages with my employer and brother is this legal?can the not only call me tht many times but leave that type of info in a messgage with someone else? i live in suffolk county n.y and this collection agency is supposedly in buffalo n.y
1 Answer from Attorneys
The actions that you have described would violate provisions of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the debt collector in federal court. Please contact my office directly should you wish to discuss your situation further.