MOSCOW, January 29. The Prosecutor General’s office of Russia considers it necessary to adopt a special law on collection activity on the background of growth of the number of violations by collectors of the rights of debtors.
The need for legal regulation
As reported by the official representative of the Supervisory authority Marina Gridneva, “resurgence of criminal activity collectors indicate the need for a special law, accurately regulating their legal status”.
A bill to ban in Russia collection agencies introduced in the state Duma
She recalled that the state Duma “repeatedly raised the question of their legal regulation, but Federal law still not passed, what informed the President of the Russian Federation”.
Marina Gridneva told TASS that Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika took personal control over the situation related to the activities of collectors.
“The Prosecutor General’s office on an ongoing basis supervise the activity of organizations engaged in debt collection from individuals. Only in the last three years, the procuratorial authorities carried out two large-scale check of execution of the law by collection agencies. Their results showed that in most cases collectors ‘actions directly involve criminal activities”, – said the representative of the Prosecutor General.
“Violence and tyranny”
For example, in Bashkiria criminal case about the arbitrariness in relation to seizure of the collection Agency from the pensioner pet in the repayment of the loan taken by her son in one of the banks in the contract, on which she was a guarantor.
Today this business has actually turned into a criminal. Increasingly we hear about the absolutely egregious cases knocking out debt. Given that the amount of overdue debt on loans grows, the tangle of problems in this area will grow, as a snowball
the Chairman of the Federation Council
In the Belgorod region in connection with the distribution of leaflets with pictures of debtors, containing information about the advertisement in their search, 7 criminal libel.
“Often seeking the return of the debt, the employees of collection agencies resorted to physical violence. A sentence of vahitovsky district court of Kazan convicted three collectors LLC “policy and Law”, which through the use of violence and threats extorted cash in the amount of more than 12 million roubles on account of repayment of victims previously concluded loan agreement,” – said Gridneva.
According to her, on behalf of the attorney General organized the inspection on the fact of arson of the collector in Ulyanovsk, which has suffered two years old boy. “The audit will assess the actions of law enforcement bodies have repeatedly called the victims”, – said the representative of the Prosecutor General.
The Kremlin has not yet formulated a position on the topic reservoirs
“The need to accelerate the adoption of the Federal law regulating collection agencies, the Prosecutor General’s office informed the President of the Russian Federation. The results of the audits were discussed at the December 2015 meeting of Board of Prosecutor General’s office, which has adopted a set of measures to combat the illegal activities of the collectors. All the facts of violence and arbitrariness on the part of collectors will be strictly suppressed by the prosecution,” – said Gridneva.