Debt collectors can harass you online -- even if you dont owe $

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A new federal rule allows debt collectors to harass people on their social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Worse, these debt collectors don’t even have to confirm that the person they’re bothering actually owes the money!

That means any of us could get unlimited text messages, emails and direct messages on social media about supposed money we owe, even if we don’t owe it. Sign our petition to fight back against this anti-consumer rule!

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should stand up for consumer rights, not hurt them. Which is why the Bureau should immediately rescind rules that allow debt collectors to harass people on their social media accounts — without even confirming first if they actually owe money. Debt collectors also should be required to document that a person actually owes money before trying to collect it. Your job is to protect consumers from financial harm and scams, and this new rule does the exact opposite.