Sarasota, FL Debt Harassment
Debt collectors tend to hound people until they get what they want. But there’s something you should know: Harassment is not only unacceptable behavior, it’s also illegal.
If you’ve been harassed, intimidated, or threatened by a debt collector, Morgan & Morgan is here to help. Schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation with our Sarasota office today.
What Is Debt Harassment?
Debt collectors are permitted to recover money owed to creditors, but they’re not allowed to do so by intimidating, abusing, coercing, or bullying consumers. This is considered debt harassment and is unlawful. Common examples include:
- Calling repeatedly
- Calling early in the morning or late at night
- Calling work phone lines
- Calling without revealing an identity
- Using profane or obscene language
- Threatening violence or arrest
- Publishing a person’s name or attempting to publicly shame them
- Lying about how much is owed
- Partaking in other forms of abuse and intimidation
Various federal and state laws protect you from these types of harassment. Notably, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act establishes legal protection for consumers.
If you nonetheless endure debt harassment, contact Morgan & Morgan to discuss your situation in a confidential consultation. We’re here to defend your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
How Can Morgan & Morgan Help?
You might have tried to stop debt collectors from harassing you to no avail. If so, you aren’t alone. Chances are, debt collectors will not be intimidated by anything other than the presence of an attorney. Otherwise, they might assume you don’t know your legal rights.
Our attorneys may be able to help you stop the harassment. We can:
- Send a letter demanding that they stop contacting you
- Request that the collector validate their calculations
- Contest the amount you owe
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if the harassment doesn’t stop
Why Hire Morgan & Morgan?
All law firms are not the same. Morgan & Morgan has more than 700 attorneys collaborating nationwide to get the best results for our clients. To date, we’ve won over $9 billion on their behalf.
We’re well-versed in handling debt harassment cases, and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
Contact Our Sarasota Office
If you’ve been harassed by a debt collector, it’s important to know that you have options. They may try to intimidate you, but you can fight back with Morgan & Morgan.
Contact our Sarasota office by scheduling a free, no-risk case evaluation. It costs nothing to hire us and we get paid only if you win.