Telephone Number Not Matching Your Locale? Court Finds Local Caller ID Strategy Could Violate FDCPA, If Collector’s Address Doesn’t Match Number
Posted on September 27, 2022 | Categories: Consumer Defense
Is this the new Hunstein, where a widely used practice generally accepted as compliant suddenly becomes a risk? A federal trial court in Chicago concluded that a debt collector could be violating the FDCPA when broadcasting a local area code on its Caller ID when the caller did not have a physical presence in that area.