FTC Will Host Second and Third ‘Debt Collection Dialogues’ with Collection Industry in Dallas and Atlanta

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Following the Federal Trade Commission’s first Debt Collection Dialogue, co-hosted in June with the New York Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, the FTC will host two additional dialogues this fall in Dallas and Atlanta. The Buffalo event drew nearly 200 participants, most of them collection industry members.

Representatives from the FTC and other federal and state law enforcement agencies, and debt collection industry leaders and professionals, will discuss enforcement actions, consumer complaints, compliance issues, and industry best practices. Agency staff will also answer questions, including how regulatory enforcement actions are investigated and pursued.

The Dallas event will start at 1:30 p.m. on September 29 in the Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street. More information, including how to pre-register, is posted on the FTC website. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend but is encouraged for event planning.

The Atlanta event, co-hosted with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on November 18 at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway. More information is available on the FTC website.

Both events will be free and open to the public.

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Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Frank Dorman
FTC Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2674

STAFF CONTACT:
Thomas Kane
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3224