Collectors Gone Crazy….

I just had to report this. An article in the Boston Globe reports about a debt collector who punched a lady in face in front of her 5 year old while trying to repossess her car. I thought it was interesting because these debt collectors and their employer have probably just made this woman and her child fairly wealthy even though they may not realize it yet. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) prohibits certain collector activity that tends to harrass the debtor. Do you think punching a lady to repossess a vehicle might tend to be harrassing?
Before I jump on the FDCPA bandwagon and begin blowing the horn, you should note that the FDCPA does not apply to a creditor that is collecting on its own debts. Moreovre, process servers are also exempt from its strictures. Still, one has to wonder what possible justification tthere could be for pounding a mom, especially in front of her kid. World gone crazy? May be. Collectors out of control? Definitely.

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