Can a debt collection agency try to have me arrested over a debt collection?

Collections agencies don't have the legal authority to issue arrest warrants or have you put in jail.


If a collector has obtained a judgment against you and you ignore an order to appear in court, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest.


You should never ignore a court order. If you get a court order to appear, you should go to court and provide any required information. You may want to consult with an attorney to help you with your court appearance.


If you're having trouble with debt collection, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).

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