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Daily Digest – July 15. Consumer Groups Seek Two-Month Comment Period Extension; FCC Commissioner Releases Carrier Answers Regarding Robocall Blocking

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CONSUMER GROUPS SEEK TWO-MONTH COMMENT PERIOD EXTENSION FOR PROPOSED DEBT COLLECTION RULE

  • A group of consumer advocacies have written to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking a two-month extension for the comment period to the agency’s proposed debt collection rule, arguing the complexities of what has been proposed, the wide variety of individuals who will be impacted by the proposal, and other CFPB initiatives seeking input taking up a lot of the groups’ bandwidth necessitate an extension of the comment period.

MIFFED FCC COMMISSIONER RELEASES ANSWERS FROM CARRIERS REGARDING ROBOCALL BLOCKING SERVICES

  • A month after writing to 14 different carriers seeking information on their plans to roll out automatic call blocking services for calls deemed to be robocalls, Geoffrey Starks, one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission has taken the unusual step of publishing all of the responses, most likely because he was less-than-pleased with what he heard.

AT&T’S CALL BLOCKING WILL NOT BE AUTOMATIC UNLESS CUSTOMERS PAY MONTHLY FEE

  • So it turns out that maybe AT&T isn’t rolling out free call-blocking after all. According to a published report, the only way to get calls automatically blocked is for customers of AT&T to pay an additional $4 per month. In order to get calls blocked for free, customers will have to manually create their own lists of numbers from which the customers do not want to receive calls.

WEBRECON, VOAPPS ANNOUNCE INTEGRATION PARTNERSHIP

  • With an integration proposition so logical that foreheads are probably being slapped in credit offices nationwide, VoApps and WebRecon are pleased to announce a new way for clients of both companies to better protect themselves against high-risk consumers.

COMPLIANCE DIGEST – JULY 15

  • Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest, sponsored by Applied Innovation. You’ll get insights from six different compliance experts — Boyd Gentry, June Coleman, Mitch Williamson, Ethan Ostroff, and Rick Perr — on important compliance topics, such as using a new ruling that could lead to more class-action lawsuits, activity from the Supreme Court, a new law impacting collections, and more. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else.

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