Effective Date

Pub. L. 90–321, title VIII, § 819, formerly § 818, as added by Pub. L. 95–109, Sept. 20, 1977, 91 Stat. 883, § 818; renumbered § 819, Pub. L. 109–351, title VIII, § 801(a)(1), Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 2004, provided that: “This title [enacting this subchapter] takes effect upon the expiration of six months after the date of its enactment [Sept. 20, 1977], but section 809 [section 1692g of this title] shall apply only with respect to debts for which the initial attempt to collect occurs after such effective date.”

Short Title

This subchapter known as the “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act”, see Short Title note set out under section 1601 of this title.