These are only a few of the most common examples of unlawful tactics used by debt collectors.
If collectors start cursing or swearing at you in an attempt to get money from you, know that this is an illegal practice. Be sure to take note of the caller, time called, and words used.
Debt handled by collection agencies is not a criminal offense and cannot result in jail time. Some unlawful agencies may use this tactic to scare you- this is not okay.
Use of Profanity
The consumer protection attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. have been fighting against illegal debt collection practices for over 20 years.
If you are receiving call from CBE Group it is because they believe that you owe a debt. CBE Group is a legitimate debt collection agency.
Are CBE Group Debt Collectors Harassing You?
When collecting a debt there are laws under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that all debt collectors must follow. It does not matter if you owe the debt or not, they cannot harass you to collect a debt.
You have the right to dispute a debt that you do not believe you owe. It may be that CBE Group has you mixed up with another person. This can happen from outdated or incomplete information contained in their databases.
CBE Group is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has been a member since 1992. Currently, the debt collection agency has an A+ rating with the BBB. 
Agencies also cannot lie to you about any information. By law, they must reveal who they are, who the creditor is and the true amount of debt owed.
How to remove CBE Group debt from your credit report
Other common complaints lodged against debt collectors include attempts to collect time-barred debt, which has outlasted its statute of limitations and can no longer legally be pursued.
Credit report violations
The CBE Group has had 225 complaints lodged against it in the last three years, according to the Better Business Bureau. Here’s how those numbers break down:
Never promise to make a payment that you either don’t intend to make, or don’t have the funds to cover.
You’ll continue to negotiate back and forth until a mutually agreeable settlement amount is reached.
3. Never promise to make a payment unless you’re willing and able to make it
For the average consumer, dealing with any collection agency can be both stressful and frustrating.
You’ll be able to keep your letters short to avoid providing additional information to the agency, or making promises of payments you’re not in a position to make.
Settle the Debt for Less than the Full Amount Owed
But, if CBE Group threatens you with legal action, or you believe they might, you’ll need legal representation.