Archive for April, 2017

Massachusetts DOB Issues Findings of Fact and Temporary Cease and Desist Order Against Loan Servicing Company

On April 20, 2017, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB) issued Findings of Fact and a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist against a loan servicing company, alleging that the company engaged in residential mortgage loan servicing practices that violate state and federal laws, and failed to meet the requirements…

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CFPB Files Complaint Against Ohio Debt Collection Law Firm Over Misrepresentations

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​On April 17, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against an Ohio-based debt collection law firm, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The…

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Massachusetts AG Settles With Mortgage Broker and Insurance Agent Over Alleged Deceptive Practices

On April 12, 2017, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that it had reached a settlement with a mortgage broker, its employee, and an insurance agent, resolving allegations that they had preyed on elderly consumers by causing them to take out reverse mortgages on their homes.  The AG alleged that the broker and agent induced elderly…

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California DBO Enters Into $1.4 Million Consent Order With Mortgage Lender Over Interest Charges

On April 10, 2017, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced​ that it had entered into a consent order with a Michigan-based residential mortgage lender and servicer over allegations that the firm was overcharging consumers for interest on a number of loans. The DBO brought an enforcement action against the…

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DC Attorney General Announces Settlement With Debt Collection Company Resulting in Forgiveness of $219,000 in Consumer Debt

On April 14, 2017, the District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement​ with a California-based debt collection company and its owner arising from allegations that their debt collection practices violated the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act and Debt Collection Law. The…

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