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Put a Stop to Phone Call Harassment in St. Petersburg

Our Experienced St. Petersburg Bankruptcy Attorney Can Help

Are you being harassed with constant phone calls from your creditors or collection agencies? Have you stopped paying your credit card bills or other unsecured debts because you can't keep up with these expenses? If you are a resident of St. Petersburg or are located in the surrounding areas of Tampa, Clearwater, and Pinellas County, you can get capable legal assistance with this situation at Dion R. Hancock, P.A. Attorney Hancock has helped countless clients throughout the area in stopping this kind of creditor harassment through legal solutions aimed at protecting the rights of consumers.

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), abusive practices by debt collectors are prohibited. This Act promotes fair debt collection and provides consumers with methods for disputing debt information to ensure its accuracy. It contains guidelines under which debt collectors may operate and delineates the rights of consumers in this matter.

Under this Act, conduct that is prohibited on the part of debt collectors includes:

  • Contacting consumers by phone before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
  • Failing to cease these communication methods after being notified in writing that the consumer no longer wishes to be contacted
  • Causing the phone to ring or engaging a consumer by phone repeatedly
  • Continuously in order to annoy, harass, or abuse that person, and other behavior

Protecting Your Rights

Need an attorney for a phone call harassment case in St. Petersburg? As a consumer, you have the right to file a lawsuit in court against a third-party debt collector for damages if they violate the FDCPA. You can collect up to $1,000 plus reasonable attorney fees.

You can also stop creditor harassment through a bankruptcy filing. If you need information and legal assistance in doing this, you are advised to contact the firm to consult with a St. Petersburg bankruptcy attorney about your financial situation. You can get your questions answered and concerns addressed and find out how you can benefit from this legal solution.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.