A debt collector can contact other people only to find out contact information about you, for example:  your address, home phone number or where you work.  They are usually prohibited from contacting a third party more than once and they may not tell them they are trying to collect a debt.  Generally a debt collector is not allowed to discuss your debt with anyone other than you and your spouse, and your attorney.  If the debt collector has been told that you have an attorney representing you the debt collector must contact the attorney instead of you.