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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Collection Agencies For Allegedly Posing As Delivery Couriers in Voicemail Messages

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against three collection agencies for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by leaving voicemails posing as delivery couriers instead of identifying themselves as debt collectors. Even after being contacted by the individuals, the people answering the phones would not identify themselves as …

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FCRA Lawsuit Totals Increasing, WebRecon Data Shows

The Fair Credit Reporting Act has replaced the Telephone Consumer Protection Act as the en vogue statute to file lawsuits against debt collection agencies, according to data released yesterday by WebRecon. The number of TCPA lawsuits is down 20% through the first two months of 2018 compared with the same …

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Appeals Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Collector Accused of FDCPA, FCRA Violations By Mixing Up Account Number

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a lower court decision yesterday, which granted summary judgment in favor of a debt buyer who inadvertently transposed numbers in an individual’s account number when sending a collection letter and subsequently reporting the unpaid debt to two credit bureaus. A copy …

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