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In November 2018, a federal district court in Maryland issued an order temporarily shutting down the largest overseas real estate investment scam the FTC has ever targeted. According to the FTC, the scam was established by Andris Pukke, a recidivist scammer currently living in California The...
Case: Global Processing Solutions, Advanced Mediation Group, Lamar Snow, Jahaan McDuffie, and Glentis Wallace
In November 2017, the Federal Trade Commission charged a Georgia-based debt collection business with tricking people into paying money for debts they did not owe. A federal court temporarily halted the scheme and froze its assets at the FTC’s request. In September 2018, the operators settled the...
The defendants behind a New York-based debt collection scheme will be permanently banned from the debt collection industry under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General, who alleged that the defendants bilked consumers out of millions of dollars by brokering...
Case: AMG Services, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission, working jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice, is mailing 1,179,803 refund checks totaling more than $505 million to people who were deceived by a massive payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. and Scott A. Tucker.
10 Companies and 10 individuals settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that their deceptive and unfair tactics violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act. The action is part of the FTC's continuing crackdown on all players involved in phantom debt schemes, including those...
Case: Delaware Solutions
Case: Lombardo, Daniels & Moss
Case: LoanPointe, LLC
Case: Unified Global Group
Case: Goldman Schwartz Inc.
Case: ACDI Group LLC
Case: The Primary Group
Case: Centro Natural Corp
Case: BAM Financial
November 18, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission will host the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, GA, on November 18, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15 and the second in Dallas, TX, on September 29. At the Atlanta event, representatives from the FTC and other federal and...
September 29, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission will host the second of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Dallas, TX, on September 29, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15. The third will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 18. NOTE: The Dallas Dialogue has been moved and will now be held...
Public Event: Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable
October 23, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event,...
Case: Credit Smart, LLC
Case: RTB Enterprises, Inc.
Case: Payday Financial, LLC
Closing Letter: Andrew Clubok
December 31, 2013
Case: Pro Credit Group
Public Event: Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection
June 6, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will host a joint roundtable on June 6, 2013, to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process. The event will bring together consumer advocates, credit issuers, collection industry members, state...
Closing Letter: RJM Acquisitions LLC
August 27, 2012