Last December, I posted about a Florida woman who sued a debt collector for contacting her family on Facebook. It turns out that the judge agreed with her and ruled last month that the debt collector could no longer contact her–or her family and friends–on Facebook or any other social-networking site. Click below for all of the details.
Debt collectors must tread lightly on social media | Orlando Sentinel | April 17, 2011 (via Consumerist)
The Consumerist has a post today about one debt collector that is apparently using Facebook to find and contact debtors. According to the article, a collection agency in Vancouver set up a Facebook account with a picture of an attractive female and used the account to track down debtors. Yet another reason to modify your Facebook privacy settings and be careful who you accept friend requests from.