Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Debt collectors use social media for skip tracing; is this legal per FDCPA?
The complete article, by Stokes Lazarus and Carmichael LLP, is here.
The Federal Trade Commission recently held a hearing on the use of social media in debt collection soon. There was a concern that social media could easily misidentify debtors.
The FDCPA was written long before social media, public search engines and blogs, all accessible at home, existed.