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FDCPA debt Massachusetts

Court Limits Application of FDCPA Validation Provisions

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, debt collectors are required to provide verification (also sometimes called validation) of a debt being collected if a consumer sends a written dispute. A recent federal court case explains the potential limits of this...

Odometer Roll-Backs a Concern for Massachusetts Drivers

When purchasing a used car, the car’s mileage -- as indicated on the odometer -- may be the deciding factor whether or not to buy or keep shopping. Shoppers rely on the odometer to estimate the car’s total wear and it helps determine the price....

5 Tips for Stopping Debt Collectors in Their Tracks

There are many ways to fight back against debt collectors. But to stop them cold, a few tips are worth repeating. These tips may not apply to every debt, but at least one of them might apply to yours. 1. Check the statute of limitations. Under Massachusetts...