By Laura Mack, ProudMoney.com, email@example.com
If you’ve ever fallen behind on a payment, you know that debt collectors can be pesky. If you’ve ever fallen seriously behind on a payment, you know that debt collectors can be deviously creative, using every trick in the book to drive you so crazy that you will give up money you don’t have just to get them out of your life. Often, their tactics are downright illegal.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) posted a new guide today that may help. It tells you what debt collectors can and can’t do in their attempts to get you to pay, and what you can do in response if those attempts boil over to harassment.