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DEBT COLLECTORS (FIELD AGENTS AND COLLECTION AGENTS) ACT 2014 - SECT 38

Impersonating debt collectors

38 Impersonating debt collectors

(1) A creditor, when dealing with a person for payment of a debt, must not use any name, description, document or device intended to make the person believe that the person is not dealing directly with the creditor, but with a debt collector acting on the creditor’s behalf.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—200 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.
(2) A debt collector must not give any document to a creditor to enable the creditor to make a third person believe that the third person is dealing directly with the debt collector.
Example: debt collector’s letterhead or stationery
Penalty: Maximum penalty—200 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.



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