FDCA Fair Debt Collection Act. Many of the letters any calls violate the act. We have $5K in cash as settlements that prove it. People don't just give away that much money. Also when call your cell phone without concent the violate another law good law good for more money.
Ah yes, I didn't scroll down far enough in the Google search results, it was morning before I had to go to work.
KayDee, there's an excellent article on Nolo.com about violating the Fair Debt Collections Protection Act, which is what the apartment complex is doing:
"the FDCPA allows the consumer to recover damages up to $1,000 from the creditor."
"In cases where the debtor successfully proves that a FDCPA violation occurred, the court may allow recovery of attorneys fees and costs"
And for my situation in getting collection calls & letters for my sister's debt:
"Family members of the debtorwho have been burdened by the debt collector’s phone calls and letters may also sue the debt collector under the FDCPA"
The cool part of fdca is they(violator) have to pay both side attorney fees. In one case the other side did not agree to our initial offer $1K dw $3K for the attonrey. Instead they wanted to go to court or so they thought. Finial setttlement $1K DW $12K for attorney just a few weeks before trial. If it had gone to trial I believe the legal bill would have hit $20K. Calling the cellphone without concent tcpa? cases usually bring larger settlements but these cases are much harger to prove and much more costly.
The fake collectors who change phone numbers, name and address every week are not worth going after but the real ones are. Just recall a consumer attorney if he thinks the case is winable will take it and NOT charge you any thing the other side has to pay for FDCA vilations.