david63 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:36 am
Now I bet all you Americans that derided these regulations wish you had them in the US
Unless the social media platform is sharing that information with debt collectors I'm not sure what affect this would have. Furthermore just because they can doesn't mean the platform needs to allow them to do that. Last but not least here in the US if you are contacted by debt collection agency a written letter asking them to validate the debt and cease all communications except mailed communications will put an end to it.
These debt collection agencies buy the debt for pennies on the dollar. Once you send that letter not only do they need to provide you with accurate information about the debt which they may not have there only option is to sue. Unless it's some extraordinary debt they are just going to move on.
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