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Daily Digest – April 12. Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Suit That Included Contingent Fee in Initial Letter; Consumer Advocate Blasts Collectors For Making ‘Enormous’ Number of Robocalls

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JUDGE DENIES MTD IN FDCPA SUIT THAT INCLUDED CONTINGENT COLLECTION FEE IN INITIAL LETTER

  • When is the right time to include a contingent collection fee in a collection letter? Not in the first one, according to a District Court judge in New Jersey, who has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by including collection costs in a letter that represented an attempt to collect more than what was owed at the time the letter was sent.

CONSUMER ADVOCATE BLASTS COLLECTORS FOR MAKING ‘ENORMOUS’ NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS

  • Companies collecting debts “make an enormous number” of robocalls and many of those callers are “repeatedly and flagrantly” violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, “paying off consumers” when they are sued and “then continuing their patterns of calling,” claimed Margot Saunders, the senior counsel of the National Consumer Law Center, in her testimony yesterday during a hearing on robocalls before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee On Communications, Technology Innovation And The Internet.

RINGLESS VOICEMAIL COMPANY STRATICS NETWORKS LEAVES SERVER OF CALL RECORDINGS EXPOSED: REPORT

  • A server of Stratics Networks — a ringless voicemail provider — was left open and accessible to anyone with a web browser, exposing more than 100,000 incoming and outgoing call recordings, according to a published report.

COLLECTION LAW FIRM SUES CITIBANK FOR NON-PAYMENT OF COLLECTION FEES FOR $40M OF FORGIVEN MORTGAGES

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