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“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...
In the 1990s, the Buffalo Bills famously lost four Super Bowls in a row. Now the Buffalo, New York area has achieved another inglorious four-fer: Two cases announced today makes a total of four FTC suits in less than a year against Buffalo-based debt collectors accused of abusive...
The Federal Trade Commission, jointly with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, has filed complaints aimed at shutting down two particularly egregious and abusive debt collection operations centered in Buffalo, New York that target consumers nationwide. According to the complaints,...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court, aiming to stop an operation that has targeted consumers with outstanding payday loans, saying they could help resolve those debts but then providing little or none of the financial relief they promised. As a result, many...
If you’re in the debt collection business, it’s up to you to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If not, you might find yourself looking for another line of work.
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. That’s so true when it comes to the thorny issues surrounding debt collection practices. Unlawful debt collection practices are a long-standing source of consumer complaints.  So, it only makes sense to have two cops on the beat; the...
Over the past year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued its vigorous work on behalf of U.S. consumers suffering from unlawful debt collection practices, including bringing law enforcement actions against abusive and fraudulent operations, conducting education and public outreach initiatives...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint against a Texas-based debt collection operation and its current and former principals for illegally threatening consumers with false claims that unless they pay a debt, they will face legal action or wage garnishment. The complaint was filed in...
These companies and people are banned, by federal court orders, from participating in the business of debt collection.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered two debt sellers that posted the sensitive personal information of more than 70,000 consumers online to notify the consumers and explain how they can protect themselves against identity theft and other fraud in light of...
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), una corte federal de distrito de Miami ha ordenado la clausura temporaria de una operación de cobranza de deudas fantasmas que engañó y maltrató a miles de consumidores hispanohablantes de todo el país con la intención de...
Long Beach may be the second busiest port in the U.S., but it’s the #1 destination right now if you have clients in the debt collection industry. The FTC-CFPB Roundtable, Debt Collection & the Latino Community, begins at 9:00 PT and you can watch the webcast live.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to collect money they did not even owe. According to...
How fraud affects different populations and what scams prey on specific groups will be the topic of the Federal Trade Commission’s “Fraud Affects Every Community” workshop on Oct. 29th in Washington. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver opening remarks.
Mañana se realizará la mesa redonda "Cobranza de Deudas y la Comunidad Latina" organizada conjuntamente por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) que tendrá lugar en Long Beach, California. Los participantes analizarán cómo afectan los...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a joint roundtable tomorrow in Long Beach, California, titled “Debt Collection & the Latino Community.” Participants will examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers,...

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