Debtors come in my office saying that a Debt Collector is calling their mother, their grown siblings, or their neighbor, trying to (1) get the Debtor to call the Debt Collector back or (2) to get an address for them. The Debtor feels harassed and embarrassed. Guess what?!? That is exactly what the Debt Collector is trying to do--embarrass you into paying the debt so the phone calls to friends/family/neighbors will stop.
The Debt Collector's behavior in trying to collect a debt is governed by