Tagged as: debt collection

CFPB Settles with National Credit Union Over Alleged Deceptive Debt Collection Practices

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On October 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into a consent order with a national credit union over allegations that the credit union made false and misleading representations to consumers when attempting to collect on past due accounts. The credit union serves military members and their families. The…

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Massachusetts AG Settles Abusive Debt Collection Claims Against Mortgage Servicer

On September 28, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a settlement with a national mortgage servicer to resolve allegations that the servicer had engaged in abusive debt collection practices affecting over 5,000 Massachusetts consumers.  The assurance of discontinuance, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, alleged…

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Colorado AG Settles Illegal Lending And Debt Collection Claims Against Two Lenders

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On August 1, 2016, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced a settlement of two lawsuits against lenders for targeting the military and other allegedly illegal lending practices. According to the Attorney General, the settlement comes after charges filed against the lenders in 2015, alleging that the lenders used illegal…

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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Regional Credit Union Over Alleged SCRA Violations

On July 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it filed a lawsuit against a regional credit union over alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA prohibits lenders from repossessing servicemembers’ vehicles without a court order while servicemembers are on activity military duty. The DOJ alleged in…

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FTC Settles with Fraudulent Debt Collectors for Millions as Operation Collection Protection Continues

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On July 14, 2016, the FTC announced that, as part of an ongoing crackdown on deceptive collection practices, it reached a settlement with two debt collectors and three companies charged with using illegal collection tactics.  As Enforcement Watch previously covered here, the FTC initially brought the action against the companies in October of 2015 for allegedly taking payments…

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CFPB Announces Settlement with Debt Collection Law Firm and Debt Buyer Over Alleged Abusive Debt Collection Practices

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On April 25, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced​ it entered into two settlements, available here​ and here, with a law firm and a financial services company over allegations the entities filed debt collection lawsuits without properly verifying the underlying debt obligations, in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act…

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West Virginia Attorney General Secures $20 Million Settlement Against Debt Collector

​On March 21, the West Virginia Attorney General’s office announced​ that it had settled allegations against a debt collector over alleged violations of the West Virginia Collection Agency Act, W. Va. Code §§ 47-16-1 (“Collection Agency Act”) and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, W. Va. Code §§ 46A-1-101 (“WVCCPA”).  The…

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West Virginia Attorney General Settles with Payday Lender for Debt Collection Calls

​On February 25, the West Virginia Attorney General’s office announced that it had reached a settlement with an Ohio payday lender, resolving allegations that the payday lender had engaged in debt collection activities that “may violate” provisions of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and ​Protection Act (WVCCPA), W. Va. Code § 46A-…

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