Compliance: TCPA govt debt call rule finalized by FCC

first_imgThe Federal Communications Commission issues its final rule on the handling of automated federal debt collection calls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) last week.  The rule, which will become effective 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register, implements the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.The act created an exemption from the TCPA prior express consent rules for calls and text messages “made solely to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States.”New requirements include:Debt collection calls and/or texts will fall under the exemption for federal debts if the consumer is delinquent at the time the call is made, or at an imminent risk of delinquency as a result of the terms or operation of the loan program itself, and in the 30 days before such an event; and continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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