Debt Collection

DC Attorney General Obtains Consent Order Against Phony Debt Relief Company

​On May 23, 2017, the District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a consent order with a Maryland debt relief company and its owner for violating the District of Columbia’s Consumer Credit Service Organizations Act, D.C. Code § 28-4601, et seq., by falsely promising to help consumers reduce or eliminate debt. The debt relief…

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Minnesota AG Secures Judgment Against Debt Collector Over Allegedly Abusive Collection Practices

On May 15, 2017, the Minnesota Attorney General’s office (“Minnesota AG”) announced that it obtained a judgment in a lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court against a debt collection company.  As a result of the final judgment, the company is permanently barred from collecting debts in Minnesota and must pay a…

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CFPB Files Complaint Against Ohio Debt Collection Law Firm Over Misrepresentations

​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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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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FTC Announces Settlement with Municipal Debt Collector Over Alleged Abusive Debt Collection Practices

​On March 24, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced​ that it entered into a consent order with a debt collection company, resolving allegations that the company engaged in unfair and abusive debt collection practices in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692-1692p, and section 5 of…

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Student Loan Debt Collector Settles with FTC for $700,000 Over Alleged FDCPA and FTC Act Violations

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On February 14, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had entered into a stipulated order with a student loan debt collector, resolving allegations that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) in its servicing of over two million accounts in…

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