1788. This title may be cited as the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
1788.2. (a) Definitions and rules of construction set forth in this
section are applicable for the purpose of this title.
(b) The term "debt collection" means any act or practice in
connection with the collection of consumer debts.
(c) The term "debt collector" means any person who, in the
ordinary course of business, regularly, on behalf of himself or
herself or others, engages in debt collection. The term includes any
person who composes and sells, or offers to compose and sell, forms,
letters, and other collection media used or intended to be used for
debt collection, but does not include an attorney or counselor at law.