Contact restrictions ordered on credit agency

Credit agencies should not send text messages to persons who are not debtors, according to a decision by the Sala IV constitutional court.

The case was brought by a woman who said she received constant text messages and telephone calls from a business firm because her brother had a debt. She said that her name had been used as a reference but that she was not a cosigner.

She said that such calls damaged her fundamental rights. The court magistrates agreed and ordered that the company involved send messages and make calls in the future only to persons who have incurred the debt.

The company was identified in the decision as GMG Comercial Costa Rica S.A., which is associated with the Grupo Monge. The woman was identified only as V. de los Á. R. R.

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