Debt Collector Law and Legal Definition

A debt collector under 15 U.S.C. § 1692 is defined as "any person who uses any instrumentality of interstate commerce or the mails in any business the principal purpose of which is the collection of any debts, or who regularly collects or attempts to collect, directly or indirectly, debts owed or due or asserted to be owed or due another." Brooks v. Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 20119 (9th Cir. Or. Sept. 8, 2009)