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Bankruptcy & Debt Collection

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Bankruptcy Basics

General facts about D.C. bankruptcy laws, including information about deciding whether to file, how to file and alternatives to bankruptcy.

Fact Sheet: Know Your Rights With Credit

As a DC consumer, you have rights when dealing with debt collectors and credit. To protect those rights when they are threatened, it is important that you act or get help. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

FAQ: Know Your Rights with Credit

As a DC consumer, you have rights when dealing with debt collectors and credit. To protect those rights when they are threatened, it is important that you act or get help. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

File a Complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

If you have a problem with a bank, credit card company, or other financial institution, you can file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency created in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis to protect consumer rights.

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