Dealing with debt collectors

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If you’re behind on debt payments, the law limits how a debt collector can contact you and others around you. Learn your rights and steps to take to protect them.

What you should know

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2020
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Bruce Hallsor, KC, Crease Harman LLP and David Madani, Swadden & Company

Bruce Hallsor, KC, Crease Harman LLP
David Madani, Swadden & Company

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.


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