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Long Beach Consumer Defense Attorney

California Creditor Harassment Litigation

Did you know that you have rights as a consumer? As a debtor, you are protected under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, from harassing, illegal, and embarrassing collection attempts that may be brought against you by agencies, banks, and lenders.

At Leibowitz Law Group, we understand that you may be feeling significant amounts of stress because of your financial situation, and creditor harassment should not have to add to your complications. If you are being harassed, you need to contact our attorneys right away.

Examples of Creditor Harassment in California

In the state of California, once a creditor knows you are being represented by an attorney, they can no longer legally contact you through any means, including writing, phone, or email. Additionally, creditors can no longer attempt to collect once you start a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Victims deserve to have an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer on their side. You should never have to face these harassing creditors alone - and you will never have to when you work with Leibowitz Law Group!

If you have been a victim of any of the following acts, you may be able to file a lawsuit:

  • Calls that continue even after a cease communication request has been sent
  • Calls that occur before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.
  • Communication with you or your boss at your place of employment
  • Disclosing debts to third parties
  • Threats of legal action if they are not permitted
  • Harassing or profane language
  • Contacting the media about your debts or disclosed debt amounts
  • Threating physical violence

Additionally, debt collections cannot oppress or abuse any third parties they contact in order to reach out to you. They also cannot knowingly make false statements, including telling the debtor they will be arrested.

The statute of limitations for a debt collector harassment case in California is one year from the date of the violation. This is why it is crucial to reach out to a creditor harassment litigator as soon as possible.

Get a Creditor Harassment Defense Lawyer on Your Side!

Leibowitz Law Group takes seriously any illegal communications from a creditor. Our firm will stop any creditor that has violated the bankruptcy code or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Our Long Beach creditor harassment lawyer aggressively pursue legal remedies based on improper collection efforts.

If you are aware that your rights are being or have been violated, or if you are concerned that a collector may have crossed a line, you need to contact Leibowitz Law Group as soon as possible.

We encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation to get started!

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