May 19th deadline to fight back
Sign The Petition
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should immediately rescind new rules that would 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. The Bureau's job is to protect consumers from financial harms and scams, and this new rule does the exact opposite.
More than 150,000 people have signed our petition to kill a new federal rule that would allow debt collectors to harass you on social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. What’s worse, these debt collectors could be allowed to hound you on social media even if you don’t owe any money!
This proposed rule 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. The deadline to submit our petition to rescind this rule is May 19. Please add your name so we can show the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau how many consumers think this is a bad idea!