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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,630 checks totaling nearly $1.87 million to consumers who lost money to an illegal telemarketing operation, known as Expense Management America, that charged homeowners an up-front fee for debt and mortgage relief services it never provided. Since bringing...
A complaint filed by the FTC and the Illinois Attorney General against an operation that used names like Stark Law, Stark Recovery, and Capital Harris Miller & Associates alleges a veritable smorgasbord of debt collection violations. But the Stark Law lawsuit includes an...
A group of defendants have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they knowingly provided scammers with hundreds of thousands of consumers’ sensitive personal information – including Social Security and bank account numbers.
During the past year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued its efforts to stop unlawful debt collection practices, including vigorous law enforcement, education and public outreach, and research and policy initiatives.
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have charged a payment processing business with credit card laundering and illegally assisting and facilitating a nationwide debt relief telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved amending language in its Rules of Practice that applies to the collection of outstanding debts owed under FTC orders and judgments.
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stating that the district court erred in dismissing a class action complaint alleging that a collection bureau hired by a private parking lot operator to collect unpaid parking fees violated the Fair...
El jefe de una falsa operación de asistencia para la reducción del endeudamiento aceptó una sentencia de más de $7.9 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) que le imputan haber engañado a los consumidores y haberles...
DebtPro defendants banned from debt relief business
Last year the FTC received 280,998 complaints about questionable debt collection practices. We think consumers and responsible members of the industry can agree that number is higher than it should be. The FTC is fighting that battle on three fronts. We’ve brought dozens of cases –...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,387 checks totaling more than $969,000 to consumers who lost money to a credit card interest rate reduction scam.
As the name suggests, Green Tree Servicing was supposed to service homeowners’ mortgages by collecting and crediting monthly payments. But according to a $63 million settlement announced by the FTC and CFPB, rather than service, Green Tree gave many homeowners the business.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...
“What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love, and understanding?” Elvis Costello asked that musical question back in the day. The Memorandum of Understanding between the FTC and CFPB – which the two agencies just reauthorized for a three-year period – shows that when it comes to protecting...

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