In this day and age, just about everybody has a Facebook user page. If you're one of those people, you should be aware that debt collectors have taken their shady efforts to social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn.
According to some recent reports, debt collectors masquerade as friendly or enticing personalities to catch an alleged debtor's eye, only to then demand repayment of a debt. Often times, the collectors are already in touch with the alleged debtors, and certainly don't need to invade a person's privacy in this way in order to reach them. These types of communications by debt collectors through social media can be considered harassment, depending on the nature of the communication, and you may have rights against the collector under the FDCPA.
In some cases, these debt collectors begin their presence online by pretending to be someone else, and then go on to post content regarding the user's debt on their wall for all to see. This type of communication is certainly a violation of the FDCPA's prohibition on publishing or providing information about the alleged debtor or their alleged debt to third parties.
If you think that you are being harassed by a debt collector on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or any other social media platform, contact The Langel Firm right away to see if you have a claim under the FDCPA.