Proposed NY Rules Would Curb Rampant Dunning Calls

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Responding to complaints from New Yorkers receiving harassing phone calls from debt collectors, state authorities on Thursday proposed new rules that would require collectors to disclose more information about their clients and also give consumers to right to opt for email correspondence.

Using newly created regulatory powers, the New York State Department of Financial Services proposed the new rules, which now are subject to a 45-day public comment period and would apply to "any person engaged in a business with the principal purpose of collecting or...
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