Who are collection agencies allowed to call?

Ask a Lawyer

Question

Country: United States of America
State: Texas

Can a collection agency call a relative of the debtor (when that relative name phone number is not on any info that was given to obtain credit) and give leave personal info as to why they are calling? What phone numbers can a collection agency use to contact a debtor?

Answer

No -- See http://www.worldlawdirect.com/article/1412/Bill_collector_and_creditor_problems_--_Stop_abuse.html