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New Law Requires Collection Agencies to Inform Surviving Family Members They Are Not Legally Obligated to Repay Debt of Deceased Debtors
Consumers seeking to learn more or to file a complaint against an unscrupulous debt collector may contact the New York State Division of Consumer Protection Helpline at (800) 697-1220 or visit www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection. The Consumer Assistance Hotline is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Division of Consumer Protection is on Twitter: @NYSConsumer and Facebook: www.facebook.com/nysconsumer.