An attorney whose practice is limited to legal activities (e.g., the filing and prosecution of lawsuits to reduce debts to judgments) are not considered debt collection attorneys and therefore not subject to the FDCPA.

On the other hand, debt collection attorneys and lawyers who use general and specific debt collection tactics such as sending dunning notices, (debt collection letters) and making phone calls are accountable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Don’t be intimidated by letters and phone calls from debt collection attorneys. They must adhere to the FDCPA rules and, when they violate the law, can be sued just like any other collector.

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