The FTC has been taking a 360° look at debt collection and credit reporting lately – workshops, reports, education, and law enforcement. On October 23, 2014, we're hosting a roundtable in Long Beach, California, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get perspectives on how these issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency.
Debt Collection & the Latino Community kicks off at 9:00 Pacific Time in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union, California State University, Long Beach, located at 1250 Bellflower Boulevard in Long Beach. Consumer advocates will be there, along with industry members, academics, and federal and state law enforcers. Opening the conversation will be FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, California State Senator Ricardo Lara, and Zixta Martinez of the CFPB.
What’s on the agenda? The consumer experience before and during litigation, credit reporting, and strategies for educating and engaging Latinos with limited English proficiency about their rights in the debt collection process.
The roundtable is free and open to the public. Register by sending your name and affiliation to Pre-registerRT@ftc.gov.
Can’t make it to Long Beach? Watch the webcast from your desk.