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D.C. attorney general alerts residents about debt collection protection

State Issues Covid-19 District of Columbia State Attorney General Debt Collection Consumer Finance

State Issues

On April 30, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine issued an alert informing district residents about debt collection protection during the Covid-19 crisis. According to Racine, residents are protected from the majority of debt collection activities during the state of emergency in place for the district. The consumer protections are a result of a proposal passed by D.C. Council on April 10, and are valid throughout the state of emergency plus an additional 60 days afterwards.

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