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Q: Can a collection agency have you arrested?

Guy on the phone says that if I don't pay, they will send the police to my house.

I can't pay. What can I do?

David B. Levin
David B. Levin
answered on Jul 27, 2015

Contact an attorney. A collection agency that threatens you with arrest if you don't make payment arrangements with them or pay a civil debt in full is in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and possibly state consumer protection law as well. A local consumer protection... Read more »

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