Responding to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CRL addresses harmful practices that have become common in the debt buying and third-party debt collection industries. Debt buyers typically acquire charged-off debt without any supporting documentation. Too often account information is inaccurate, outdated or missing, and third-party collectors may use abusive tactics to pursue debt that may or may not be accurate. The letter concludes with recommendations to remedy these problems and to generally improve debt collection practices.