The FDCPA Bible: Knowing Your Rights and Avoiding Litigation
Gain an understanding of the rules and limitations under the FDCPA and commonly litigated issues.
Debt collectors remain at the center of litigation and regulatory scrutiny, and this scrutiny is likely to increase as a result of current economic conditions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectors are subject to extensive rules and limitations on communications with debtors and third parties under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This topic will discuss the latest laws and regulations pertaining to debt collection communications, whether by phone or through the mail. The information will address the best practices and procedures for such communications, to avoid common risks and pitfalls that lead to litigation exposure. The information will also address common claims and remedies for violations of the FDCPA relating to debt collection communications.
• You will be able to identify the most common and frequently litigated issues facing collectors when seeking to collect consumer debts.
• You will be able to discuss the latest laws, strategies, and challenges guiding permissible communications under the FDCPA.
• You will be able to explain the limitations and liability risks facing collectors in communicating with debtors and third parties under the FDCPA.
• You will be able to review future developments with the FDCPA to effectuate ongoing compliance with federal regulations applicable to debt collection communications.