Forbes Magazine has a good article out entitled "How To Hold Off Debt Collectors." It's a helpful article for consumers and even includes a section entitled "In Pictures: Six Consumer Rights Every Debtor Should Know." The debt collection industry is the most complained about industry at the FTC. It's always good to see mainstream media helping out by providing consumers helpful information.
Remember, if you feel a debt collector is doing something wrong in how they are pursuing a debt, please contact a consumer lawyer for a consultation. California residents can contact my office (the Law Offices of Paul E. Smith) for a free consultation via email (email@example.com) or telephone (858-679-3396). Residents of other states can locate an attorney by visiting the National Association of Consumer Advocates website.