Tag: Debt Collection

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public workshop to consider the impact of technological advances on the consumer debt collection system. The workshop will explore how changing technology affects the ways in which debt collectors communicate with consumers and obtain...
After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
Over the last year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued vigorously enforcing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by bringing or resolving seven debt collection cases, according to the agency's annual letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The FTC shares federal jurisdiction...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court shut down a Houston-based debt collection operation that allegedly illegally used insults, lies, and false threats to collect on payday loans – including telling a Virginia woman that she would be arrested and jailed for three...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the results of the first empirical study of debt buyers – companies that are in the business of buying consumer debts and trying to collect on them. 
The remaining defendants in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Rumson, Bolling & Associates have agreed to a settlement that permanently bans them from the debt collection business.
The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against a payday lending operation that allegedly piled on undisclosed and inflated fees, and collected on loans illegally by threatening borrowers with arrest and lawsuits.  The FTC has asked a federal court to stop the allegedly illegal business...
The Federal Trade Commission stepped up enforcement of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in the last year by cracking down on collectors who allegedly used abusive tactics to intimidate consumers, misled consumers while seeking payment on time-barred debts, used faulty data to identify...
Two men who worked for an allegedly abusive and deceptive debt collection operation will be banned from the business as part of settlements reached with the Federal Trade Commission. 
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a policy statement clarifying that the agency will not take enforcement action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) or the FTC Act against companies that are attempting to collect the debts of deceased consumers, if the companies...

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