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Debt collection calls certainly get most of the attention, but the traditional collection letter is still an integral part of the ARM process. Millions upon millions are mailed each year, some required by law. Mail services – or letter shops – help collection agencies manage, produce, and send collection – or dunning – letters. Many have automated data exchanges that integrate with collection software.

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Is Your Envelope “Benign” Under The FDCPA?

There has been a lot of litigation relating to envelopes recently, but section 1692f(8) of the FDCPA, which regulates collection envelopes, is not new. It has been a source of frustration for collectors for decades. Fortunately, some courts have recognized that a strict application of section 1692f(8) may lead to absurd results, and have held that “benign language” on an envelope does not violate the FDCPA. Unfortunately, the word “benign” can be VERY slippery.