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A debt collector and his companies will be banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of the State of New York, which charged them with seeking money from consumers for debts they did not owe. The action was part of...
Two debt collectors and three companies charged with using false threats and other illegal collection tactics are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which charged them as part of Operation Collection Protection, an ongoing federal-state-...
The head of an unlawful debt collection operation is banned from that business under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on proposed amendments to the FCC regulations that limit robocalls to consumers.  The proposed amendments implement a recent change in the law that permits robocalls to collect debt owed to or guaranteed by...
A Texas-based debt collection agency will pay $72,000 in civil penalties and be required to adopt new procedures to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,701 checks totaling more than $596,000 to consumers who lost money to a fraudulent debt collection scheme that processed payments for payday loan debts they did not owe. In September 2015, a federal court banned Kirit Patel, Broadway Global Master Inc. and...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General, a federal court has temporarily halted a Chicago-area operation that allegedly threatened and intimidated consumers to collect phantom payday loan “debts” they did not owe, or did not owe to the defendants. The...
Debt collection, identity theft and imposter scams were the most common categories of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network in 2015, according to the agency’s new data book.
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.
In four separate actions, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing that it has stopped illegal debt collection tactics of several debt collection operations. In addition, other federal and state law enforcement officials have taken 12 more actions as part of a federal-state-local law enforcement...
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.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the topics of the two panels at its Debt Collection Dialogue in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2015. The Office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will co-host the event. Earlier Dialogues were in Buffalo and Dallas.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por sus siglas en inglés) y otras autoridades a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley de todo el país anunciaron la primera iniciativa coordinada de cumplimiento de la ley a nivel federal y estatal
The Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement authorities around the country announced the first coordinated federal-state enforcement initiative targeting deceptive and abusive debt collection practices.
Hoy a las 12:30 p.m., la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por sus siglas en inglés) copatrocinará una conferencia de prensa en Washington, DC para anunciar una importante iniciativa de cumplimiento de la ley que involucra al sector de cobranza de deudas. Durante el evento, la Chairwoman de la...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a press conference in Washington, DC, today at 12:30 p.m. to announce a major law enforcement initiative involving the debt collection industry. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Minnesota Commerce Department...
Mañana a las 12:30 p.m., la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) copatrocinará una conferencia de prensa en Washington, DC para anunciar una importante iniciativa de cumplimiento de la ley que involucra al sector de cobranza de deudas. Durante el evento, la Chairwoman de la...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference in Washington, DC, tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. to announce a major law enforcement initiative involving the debt collection industry. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Minnesota Commerce Department...
El 18 de noviembre de 2015, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) realizará el tercero de sus Diálogos sobre Cobranza de Deudas que tendrá lugar en Atlanta, Georgia. La Oficina del Fiscal General de Georgia Sam Olens copatrocinará el evento, y las palabras de apertura...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2015. The Office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will co-host the event, and Attorney General Olens will deliver opening remarks. Earlier Dialogues were in Buffalo and...

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