Archive for May, 2022

CFPB and NY AG Reach $4 Million Settlement with Debt Collectors

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On May 23, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the New York Attorney General (NY AG) announced that they have settled a case filed against six New York debt collection companies and affiliated individuals, resolving a one-and-a-half year enforcement action.  The original complaint ​was filed on September 20, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western…

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Arizona AG Announces $1.6 Million Settlement with Debt Collectors

​On May 16, 2022, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (Arizona AG) announced that it reached a settlement agreement with the owner of several debt collection companies regarding alleged deceptive debt collection practices in violation of state law. The agreement resolves a lawsuit by the Arizona AG filed in September 2020, alleging that the companies collected or attempted to collect payments…

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CFPB Orders Debt-Relief Payment Processors to Pay $11 Million in Redress and Penalties

​On May 11, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had resolved an enforcement action against two debt-relief payment processors and one of their co-founders. The CFPB alle​ged the processors improperly collected debt relief fees from consumers, misled consumers about timing of fee payments, and sent illegal fee advancements to debt-relief companies….

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