While the CDC’s national eviction moratorium stands, a policy clarification says debt collectors who don’t advise tenants of their rights could face prosecution.

The new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights and cannot misrepresent those rights. Phone calls, text messages or emails are not sufficient.

The Moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently runs through June 30, 2021.