JUDGE RULES CLIENT CODE ON OUTSIDE OF MAILER VIOLATES FDCPA
- A District Court judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a six-digit number referring to a client code on the outside of a postcard constitutes a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and has granted a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment while also denying competing motions from both sides as to whether the type of postcard used also violates the FDCPA.
N.Y. SUSPENDS DEBT COLLECTION ON DEBTS OWED TO, COLLECTED BY, STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
- The state of New York announced yesterday that it is suspending all debt collection activities on debts that are owed to the state, including student loans and medical debts, for 30 days while residents deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
COLLECTOR CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER ON FACEBOOK
- A man identified as a “local debt collector” by a television station in Georgia has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer after allegedly using an alias on Facebook to intimidate individuals into making payments on unpaid debts.
REGULATORS URGED TO HALT NON-CORONAVIRUS RULEMAKINGS
- Reading an article about a letter that was sent to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-Ohio], I was struck by a question that had, until that moment, not occurred to me: for how long will release of the CFPB’s debt collection rule be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic?
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