Daily Digest – July 30. Lawmakers Panicking Over TCPA Changes; How to Find Anyone’s Email Address

Some quick links to start your Thursday. Consumer groups have started lobbying about what the CFPB should do with its proposed payday lending rule … From ACA International: Bill that would end Operation Choke Point gets voted out of committee … An app that claims to block unwanted robocalls … Nearly three-quarters of consumers who have taken out car loans are aware of the total amount of interest they paid on that loan, according to a survey … What to remember when things go wrong … How to get your motivation back on track … Police have killed 664 people in the U.S. so far this year … How to find anyone’s email address


  • As expected, lawmakers are starting to realize that the FCC’s changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act apply to their fundraising and outreach efforts and are they are starting to panic. Some are calling for the FCC to relax the robocalling rules so they can continue to contact their constituents without running afoul of the rule. 
  • Apollo Education Group, the parent company for the University of Phoenix, announced it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for its debt collection practices, among other areas of the business. 
  • Debt collections was the “top worst complaint” received from consumers at state and local consumer groups last year, according to a release issued by the Consumer Federation of America yesterday.  
  • A comprehensive look at why the proposal to require the Internal Revenue Service outsource its debt collections is not likely to happen

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