FTC returns money to people who paid an abusive debt collector
The FTC is mailing a second round of checks to people who paid Goldman Schwartz, Inc., a debt collection operation that also used other names, including Cole, Tanner & Wright and Harris County Check Recovery. The FTC sued Goldman Schwartz for multiple violations, including making false threats and collecting bogus attorney’s fees and other charges.
The first round of checks was mailed in June 2017. Because money still remains in the fund, the FTC is mailing an additional 2,728 checks totaling more than $162,000. People who cash both checks will receive 38% of their money back.
If you get a check, please cash or deposit it within 60 days.
If you have questions about the case, contact the FTC’s refund administrator at 866-683-7387.