I am having financial difficulty and although I have made partial payments on bills I still have two companies that are harrassing me. Is it legal for someone to call you 3-4 times a day at 2 different numbers? Is it also legal for them to leave hang up calls? Is it legal for collection agencies to start calling your family and friends to in order to get a hold of you, as one collection agency told me it was. They also told them that I gave them their number to contact in order to get a hold of me, which is a lie as I never give that information to anyone. They said they are regulated by the federal government and have the authority to do this.