Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, arguing that a federal district court erroneously dismissed a consumer’s class action complaint against a debt collector. Filed in the U.S.
Type: Amicus BriefAmicus brief of the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau supporting reversal and providing the agencies’ combined knowledge and expertise on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and its application to the collection of debts after the statute of...
Federal Trade Commission Enforcement of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Report To the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Type: Press ReleaseOver the last year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued aggressive enforcement of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by bringing or resolving nine debt collection cases, according to the agency’s annual summary of debt collection activities.
Type: Press ReleaseAn administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 8,352 checks averaging $91.14 each to consumers who were deceived into paying unnecessary “convenience fees” to Jacob Law Group, PLLC, on behalf of debt buyer Security Credit Services, LLC.
Type: Press ReleaseA Glendale, California-based debt collector will pay $1 million dollars to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the defendants violated federal law. This is the first FTC action against a debt collector who used text messaging to attempt to collect debts in an unlawful manner.
FTC Staff Makes Recommendations to Arizona Corporation Commission On Expanding Retail Electric Competition
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for comments on retail electric competition in Arizona.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is teaming up with other government agencies and organizations to mark the first Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) on July 17 and kick off a year-round campaign to empower military and veterans’ communities with resources to deal with managing money, protecting...