Connecticut has not enacted a separate State law that is substantially different from the FDCPA. The Connecticut Fair Debt Collections Practices Act mimics, and closely mirrors, the federal law. It does provide some additional protections, however, against harassing tactics, abuse, third-party disclosures of the debt, false and misleading statements, and unfair collection techniques. Like the Federal law, Connecticut law provides for actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, as well as an award of attorneys’ fees and costs. If you believe that a collector has behaved inappropriately while attempting to collect a debt from you in Connecticut, our attorneys can help you to determine whether the FDCPA or Connecticut law provides you with a legal remedy.
To learn more about the FDPCA, go to Federal Debt Collection Practices Act.
Connecticut Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Connecticut General Statutes Sections 36a-645 to 36a-647 and 36a-800 to 36a-810.