15 U.S. Code § 1692 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose
Existing laws and procedures for redressing these injuries are inadequate to protect consumers.
It is the purpose of this subchapter to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors, to insure that those debt collectors who refrain from using abusive debt collection practices are not competitively disadvantaged, and to promote consistent State action to protect consumers against debt collection abuses.
Pub. L. 90–321, title VIII, § 819, formerly § 818, as added by Pub. L. 95–109, Sept. 20, 1977, 91 Stat. 883, § 818; renumbered § 819, Pub. L. 109–351, title VIII, § 801(a)(1), Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 2004, provided that:
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