Consumer groups: Protect robocall limits on student debt collectors

Consumer groups: Protect robocall limits on student debt collectors
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Consumer groups are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to leave in place current rule limiting robocalls from student debt collectors.

Student debt companies have requested a review of the agency rule, but a group of 18 consumer advocacy organizations signed a letter asking FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to revisit it.

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The rule -- passed under his predecessor in May on a party-line vote -- prevents student loan companies from calling individuals more than three times per month.

Wednesday's letter was signed by the National Consumer Law Center, Americans for Financial Reform and the Consumers Union, among others.

“The FCC’s new leadership should not cave in to industry pressure and must make it clear that consumer protections are at the top of its priority list,” NCLC attorney Margot Sanders said in a statement.