Do I Have to Provide a Debt Collector With my Personal Information?

No law requires consumers to provide personal information over the phone to a debt collector. Some collectors falsely claim that they need your information to update their databases. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a collector, keep your personal information to yourself and ask for the name of the caller or the company. If the caller refuses to answer, you should likewise refuse to share your information.


If you begin receiving phone calls from a collections agency asking for your social security number, address or bank account information, contact a collection agency lawyer for assistance.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.