Stop Calling Me!

Even if you're behind on your bills these days, you needn't be harassed

There are strict laws against debt collectors' harassing debtors, but a new audio CD put together by the National Consumer Law Center, a not-for-profit group of lawyers and others, vividly shows how harassment still goes on. The CD features recently taped phone calls from around the country.

Track 1: A pharmacist, in hushed tones, repeatedly reminds a debt collector, "I've told you not to call me at my work."

"I can call you at your job" is the reply. "You watch me."

Track 2: A debt collector accuses a borrower of hiding a debt from her husband. "Does he know you...

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