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Is it legal for a lender to contact members of the debtor's family and inform them they are trying to locate the person about a defaulted vehicle loan?

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12/30/2006

Yes. The FDCPA allows creditors to contact the debtor's parents, siblings and in some cases other relatives. The family members, however, have no legal obligation to give the creditor/collector information or to even speak with them, unless they so choose.