No. Harassment like that is illegal anywhere in the USA. The FDCPA prohibits it.
KEEP GOOD RECORDS! Get a pocket spiral note pad just for this issue and keep track of date, time, number, and person calling EACH time they call.
I urge you to contact a local, competent attorney familiar with FDCPA lawsuits and sue the harassing collector.
If you need further clarity, please email me at MICHAEL@MIRELAND.US Answers to questions are for general information purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. This is not legal advice, simply information. You SHOULD NOT act on this information without consulting a competent bankruptcy attorney in your area and providing ALL relevant information.
As a lawyer with a practice focus in this very area, if its a consumer debt they are attempting collect, no. If its a consumer collector, they are governed by both the FDCPA and the Florida FCCPA. If its a creditor they are subject ONLY to the Florida FCCPA and NOT the FDCPA. If the debt is commerical or not a collection effort, i.e. repossession, skip trace, location issue, these are not subject to those restrictions. If you have detailed questions, feel free to contact our office