Kansas AG, Insurance Dept. Issue Alert about Debt Collection Scam

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Scammers posing as debt collectors are sparking a reminder from the Kansas Attorney General about a person's rights when it comes to owing money.

The Kansas Insurance Department initially alerted people about the scam. A caller demands your bank account information and cell phone number, saying you owe on a loan plus interest. When you ask for the caller's contact information, the call suddenly ends.

Attorney General Steve Six reminds people that under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a debt collector can't call you before 8 am or after 9 pm.

They also can't be harrassing or abusive; use deceptive or misleading methods; or refuse to disclose their identity. They also must contact you in writing within five days of the initial contact.

Six reminds people to not give out personal information over the phone. If in doubt about the legitimacy of a call, contact the Consumer Protection Division at 800-432-2310 or file a report online at www.ksag.org.

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