GRAND JURY CHARGES BANNED COLLECTOR IN FRAUD CASE
- A woman who has been no stranger to the law enforcement side of the debt collection business — in fact she was previously barred from participating in the industry back in 2018 — has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 16 counts of wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States as part of operating a series of debt collection and payment processing companies that threatened consumers with arrests, collected on debts that were already paid, and collected more than was actually owed.
TALK-OFF PANEL TALKS ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGEMENT
- The theme of yesterday’s Talk-Off, featuring Leslie Bender from Clark Hill, Aaron Reiter from InterProse, and Jennifer Whipple from Collection Bureau Services, was engagement. While discussing several different aspects of trends and ideas within the accounts receivable management industry, the panel kept circling back to the importance of engaging with consumers and engaging with co-workers, while also sharing some great ideas to help facilitate those interactions.
N.Y. ENACTS LAW BANNING COLLEGES FROM WITHHOLDING TRANSCRIPTS UNTIL DEBTS ARE PAID
- The Governor of New York has signed a bill into law that prohibits colleges and universities from withholding transcripts from individuals who owe the schools money, a practice that has been described as “transcript ransoming.”
PRA GROUP ANNOUNCES RAKESH SEHGAL AS HEAD OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
- PRA Group, Inc., a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, today announced that Rakesh Sehgal will join the company as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development. He will be based in New York.
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