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Hello. My name is Terry Lawson, and I’m an attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. One of
the areas I focus in is debt collector harassment, especially, of course, how to prevent it.par
par One of the biggest things I see from potential clients in this area is that the
big concern they have is constant calls from a debt collector. The calls never cease. That’s
something that clearly we can help with. The law is clear. A federal law called the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act allows you to prevent these sorts of calls to your home
or to your work place and the steps are simple.par par All you need to do, if you’re receiving
calls at home, is do a letter in writing, either by certified mail or by fax, and then
tell that debt collector in the letter that you do not wish to be contacted. Once the
letter is received, it is illegal for that debt collector to call you. It couldn’t be
more simple.par par The second thing you can handle is calls at work. With a call at
work, you don’t even need to write a letter. You simply need to tell them on the phone
when they call you at work, I cannot receive calls at my place of employment. My employer
doesn’t allow it. And the law is clear. Once that is told to the debt collector, the debt
collector cannot continue to call the place of employment. Any more calls to your work
place are a violation of the law.par par I can help you end these calls. If you receive
debt collector calls at any time, at home or at work and you need help with that, give
me a call. Thank you.}