Submission Number: 00092
Received: 11/22/2010 7:41:27 PM
Commenter: MF Lebamoff
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Statement of Policy Regarding Communications in Connection with Collection of a Decedent’s Debt; Project No. P104806
Attachments: No Attachments
I completely support Mr. Hobbs' statement: "The FTC should strengthen protections for grieving families and friends, not open the door to debt collection efforts that often aim to exploit the vulnerability of the bereaved," Robert J. Hobbs, a lawyer with the National Consumer Law Center, said in a statement.
Do NOT loosen debt collection laws or guidelines. We have been abused by such collection agents enough already -- to do so when someone has passed away is insane, inhuman, inhumane and immoral. The FTC listened to such practices and found them -- why would them want to add further fuel to the collection "fire"?
Contact the estate administrator - that's fine and a matter of public record. Beyond that? NO WAY!