For Alaska Consumers
Protecting the Rights of Alaska’s Consumers
Call for help today: 206-529-5195 or 509-252-1899
If you live in Alaska, your rights as a consumer are protected by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as the Alaska Consumer Protection Act, Alaska Statute 45.50.471 – 45.50.561, which covers consumer credit transactions.
Collection agencies doing business in Alaska are required to be licensed and bonded, and if they sue you, they must provide proof of these. AS 08.24.300.
Under AS 08.24.320, debt collectors in Alaska must not send you demand letters, dunning letters, collection letters, or other documents that imitate court documents or judicial process in order to scare and trick you into paying a debt. This is false and misleading, and is also prohibited by the FDCPA.
Alaska takes the conduct of collection agencies very seriously — in fact, violations of the Alaska statutes governing collection agencies can result in fines and jail time!
If you are in Alaska and you are being harassed or sued by a debt collector, contact a consumer protection attorney right away.
My office is in Washington State, but I am also an Alaska-licensed attorney. I am interested in hearing from you if you think you may have an FDCPA case in Alaska or if debt collectors are harassing you.
Call me, Attorney SaraEllen Hutchison, at 206-529-5195 or 509-252-1899.
I am a member of NACA, the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Serving Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver, Olympia, Tri Cities, Yakima, Wenatchee and all of Washington State and Alaska