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Debt Collectors Are Now Permitted to Slide into Your DMs

No one is ever excited to be contacted by DEBT COLLECTORS . . . but their attempts to reach you could get even more annoying, because now they’re allowed to SLIDE INTO YOUR DMs.

New regulations went into effect this week that let collectors reach out to people through their social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About one-third of U.S. adults with a credit report currently have debt in collections.

If you’re one of those people, you should know that debt collectors must abide by several rules.

They can’t butter you up with heart and eggplant emojis . . . they have to disclose that they’re a collector, and they must offer you an option to opt-out of social media messages.  They also can’t send PUBLIC messages that are viewable to others.

This was cleared by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year.  The director at the time said the rules were intended to “modernize the legal regime for debt collection.”

Source
CBS News

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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