Florida residents who are in debt may be interested in learning about the results of a recent study about debt collectors. The research, which was conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was based off responses from around 2,000 people who had dealt with debt collection agencies. The results of the study showed that debt collectors don't always abide by the rules they're supposed to follow.
According to the CFPB, 40 percent of respondents said they received phone calls from debt collectors four or more times a week. This amount could constitute harassment. In addition, some of the calls respondents received were about a bill that wasn't theirs. In other cases, the debt collectors stated an incorrect unpaid balance.