Social media can be used for a great amount of good in the world today. Nonetheless, it can also be used for many unethical practices, which is why it is important to become aware of your individual rights regarding your privacy on social media platforms. There are laws in place that aim to deter those attempting to collect on debts that you owe, and can in many cases stop these people from invading your privacy. At Kelley & Fulton, we strongly recommend that you consult with a highly knowledgeable team of bankruptcy lawyers in Florida in order to learn about all of your rights in regards to social media accounts and your privacy online.
Messaging your family and friends on social media
The practice of debt collectors contacting a debtor’s family member or friend is an old and prominent strategy, though it does not always fall on the legal side of the law. This is largely considered one of the most effective collection tactics for debt collectors.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) forbids debt collectors from disclosing someone’s debts publicly because it tarnishes the person’s reputation, and it could even cause the person to lose his job. Victims of unfair debt collection practices who fail to understand their rights will not be able to properly combat these unlawful debt collection efforts.
If you find yourself in a situation where a debt collector is attempting to invade your privacy through social media, you may be entitled to pursue legal action against that collector for their unlawful practice. Kelley & Fulton invites you to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced bankruptcy lawyers in Florida today.