File a Consumer Collection Agency Complaint
How do I submit a complaint?
The DOB licenses and regulates collection agencies who collect debts from Connecticut residents.
- Attempt to resolve the dispute by contacting the collection agency to resolve your dispute.
- If your dispute cannot be resolved, determine if the collection agency is licensed by the Department of Banking. See consumer collection agencies licensed in Connecticut. Click on the NMLS Consumer Access button. See Instructions for Using NMLS Consumer Access.
- If you have been working with a collection agency that is not listed in NMLS (and not licensed in Connecticut), the Department of Banking also accepts complaints against unlicensed companies who are conducting collection agency activities on Connecticut residents.
Note: In addition to the Department of Banking, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervises any debt collection firm with more than $10 million in annual receipts. If you need further assistance, you may submit your complaint with the CFPB online or by calling the CFBP at (855) 411-2372.
- Free legal assistance: Contract Collections
- Consumer Collection Practices
- Fake Debt Collectors
- Time Barred Debts
- Debts and Deceased Relatives
Telephone Direct: 860-240-8170
Toll-free: 1-800-831-7225, ext. 8170
Foreclosure Assistance Hotline: 1-877-472-8313
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an unsecured e-mail address for general questions. Please do not include personal identifying information such as Social Security and/or account numbers, birth date, user ID, or passwords using this unsecured e-mail address. To send a Secure Message log into the Online Assistance Form.