Tagged as: debt collection

CFPB Enters $48 Million Consent Order with Indirect Auto Lender

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On October 1, 2015, the CFPB announced an enforcement action and consent order with an indirect auto lender for illegal debt collection and other practices.  It is alleged that the company’s actions violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act. The illegal…

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Announces $30 Million Civil Penalty Against National Bank Over SCRA Violations

On August 21, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that it had concluded its investigation into several related national banks regarding alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The Act prohibits certain debt collection activities against members of the armed forces. Before proceeding with judicial…

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West Virginia Attorney General Settles with Automobile Title Loan Company Over Debt Collection Practices

On June 23, 2015, the West Virginia Attorney General announced a settlement with an automobile title loan and debt collection company over claims the company engaged in abusive debt collection practices. According to the West Virginia Attorney General, the company repeatedly called consumers at inconvenient times regarding their delinquent loan payments and…

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New York Federal Court Issues TRO Over Debt Collector's Communications

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​​On May 21, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced​​ that its “Messaging for Money” enforcement campaign resulted ​in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York issuing a temporary restraining order against a debt collector who, according to the FTC’s complaint filed on May 11,  allegedly told consumers via text messages that legal actions had been filed…

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New York Federal Court Issues TRO Over Debt Collector's Text Messages

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​On May 21, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced​​ that its “Messaging for Money” enforcement campaign resulted ​in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York issuing a temporary restraining order against a debt collector who allegedly sent misleading text messages trying to trick consumers into telephoning the company.  The FTC’s complaint, filed on May…

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