Does a Debt Collection Agency Violate the FDCPA When Charging an Unauthorized Fee?

By: Robert J. Nahoum   THE PROBLEM: You’ve been contacted by a debt collection agency trying to collect a debt.  You’ve agreed to pay the debt but the debt collection agency charges you a “collection feeâ€.  Can they do that? The Rule: Under federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short), a debt collection […]