Know your rights: Consumer Collection Practices Act

Learn about the Consumer Collection Practices Act. Find out what Florida’s consumer laws prohibit, who is covered by the laws, and what you can do if your rights are violated under these laws. 

The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits both debt collectors and creditors from using certain types of abusive, deceptive, and misleading debt collection tactics. The CCPA supplements the protections provided by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Florida has enacted additional laws that supplement the FDCPA, and may provide you with even greater protection than the FDCPA if you live in this state.

Read the 2018 Florida Statues to learn what Florida’s consumer laws prohibit, who is covered by the laws, and what you can do if your rights are violated under these laws. Learn the vocabulary and make copies. Call your legislature.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0500-0599/0559/Sections/0559.72.html


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