Your Debt Collection Rights – A tip from Consumer Protection BC

November 2, 2012 by
Filed under: Debt Management 

I just received this content in an email from Consumer Protection BC. Follow these guys! They are there to help you!

The second point in their alert is (I believe) reference to a CBC news item stating that some collection agencies call (harass) people who share the same last name as the debtor — they may not even have the right number!

Get informed!

direct excerpt:

Your Debt Collection Rights: Top 2 Tips

With British Columbia having the highest consumer debt of any province or territory in Canada, at about $38,000 per household, Consumer Protection BC takes educating consumers about debt very seriously. Consumer Protection BC regulates the debt collection industry in BC and we would like to offer you 2 key tips about dealing with debt collectors:

For more tips around dealing with debt collectors and additional information about your rights when it comes to debt collection in BC, please click here to read our recent press release.

Consumer Protection BC is a not-for-profit corporation that was created to strengthen consumer protection in BC and enforce consumer protection laws. We license and inspect specific industries, respond to inquiries through our Inquiry Centre, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, and educate consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities under the law. For more information about our organization, please visit our corporate website at Follow Consumer Protection BC on Twitter @ConsumerProBC, like us on Facebook and read our blog for valuable tips and resources.

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