Debt Collectors can hit you up on social media accounts

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By 102.5 KSFM
Ironically, I saw this ON SOCIAL MEDIA so I decided to look into it to see if it how some legitimacy; basically to see if there was another source. And yep, there was. The original post that grabbed my attention was from RAP's Instagram (which you can see below) but then I went and found an article about the matter from Consumer Reports, and that is pretty hard to deny. 

So here is the rundown:

There is a new rule that came out from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that will take effect next year and allow let debt collectors to contact consumers by platforms other than phone - such as email, text message and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, etc).

At that time, they will also be allowed to contact people more frequently; up to seven debt-collection phone calls per week (and under some circumstances even more), as well as send an unlimited number of text and email messages and social media private posts.

There is a lot more official info to unpack, especially if you are someone what should anticipate getting these calls and messafes in the future, and you can get more info about what to do at the Consumer Reports page HERE.