Kansas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Kansas enforces the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Its residents are protected under the federal law. The only state law available on debt collection refers to credit codes and extension of credit.

To learn more about the FDPCA, go to Federal Debt Collection Practices Act

Here are some FDCPA rules that you need to be aware of;

Collection of debts through offensive and dishonest means is prohibited. This includes;

  • Getting in touch with consumers personally or through telephone before 8.00 AM or after 9 PM
  • Using foul and abusive language to collect debts
  • Continuing to contact the customer in spite of written communication requesting the collector to refrain from contacting him
  • Calling the customer at his workplace regardless of instructions not to do so
  • Unwarranted threats to arrest or take legal action against the consumer when you are not an attorney or in the legal services
  • Disclosing the intent of communication with the consumer to parties other that his spouse or his attorney unless specified by him in writing
  • Offering false information on credit reports to prompt quick action on payments

Some tips for furnishing evidence;

  1. Maintain a record of phone calls made by the collectors, the time and content Recording conversations using any telephone recording device would be ideal
  2. Maintain a file of all communication from debt collectors. Even the font size and words used matter
  3. Any other paper evidence that could help you establish the facts of the case