On the question of whether to ban the activities of collectors in Russia, the Communist leader said that such a development is theoretically possible, but the banking company would be against it.
MOSCOW, 20 Feb. Russians need to be protected from an arbitrariness of employees of collection agencies, says the head of the Communist party faction in the state Duma Gennady Zyuganov.
State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin and Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko has introduced in the lower house a bill providing for major adjustments of collectors in Russia. It expressly prohibits the use by collectors of physical force, threat of force, bodily injury, property damage, psychological pressure and deception. It is also prohibited on debt to third parties, including relatives and colleagues, posting information about the debtor on the Internet, on the building or residential house.
Commenting on the initiative, Zyuganov said that he considers it important that the law “has struck heavily at the hands of debt collection mafia”.
“Citizens need maximum protection from this tyranny and to help those who flew with these loans,” — said the Deputy on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.
Leading to the question whether the prohibition of the activities of collectors in Russia, the Communist leader said that such an option is theoretically possible, but the banking community would be against it.
The activities of collection agencies in Russia, has attracted attention after a series of scandals involving their employees, including after the burning of the house in the Ulyanovsk region. As a result of fire in the hospital asked the man with thermal burns of brush, two-year-old child is hospitalized with burns of the face and forearms. It was also reported that in Moscow the collectors threatened to burn the woman child for the debt to the Bank. As noted by the Ombudsman Ella Pamfilova, according to the interior Ministry, from January to June last year, the Russians have filed about 22 thousand complaints about illegal actions of persons identifying themselves as collectors.