Bedard Breaks Down Model Notice’s Optional Disclosures

When it issued Regulation F, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau did not just issue a set of rules that debt collectors absolutely needed to follow. While much of what is included in Regulation F sets forth requirements that are mandatory, the CFPB also gave collectors some latitude to put their …

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CFPB Issues First Enforcement Action Under Chopra

Less than a week after having a new Director sworn in, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action of the Rohit Chopra era, assessing $6 million in fines and penalties against a company that offers financial services products to individuals incarcerated and recently released from prisons and …

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FCC Proposes Rule to Block Robotexts

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule that would explore ways to require wireless carriers to block illegal text messages, similar to what the agency has done to combat illegal robocalls. Robotexts have become more prevalent, especially as regulators and technology providers have taken steps to keep robocalls from …

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Compliance Digest – October 18

I’m thrilled to announce that Bedard Law Group is the new sponsor for the Compliance Digest. Bedard Law Group, P.C. – Compliance Support – Defense Litigation – Nationwide Complaint Management – Turnkey Speech Analytics. And Our New BLG360 Program – Your Low Monthly Retainer Compliance Solution. Visit, email John H. Bedard, Jr., or call (678) 253-1871. Every week, …

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Indiana AG Sues Telecom Company For Facilitating Robocall Scams

Todd Rokita, the Attorney General for the state of Indiana, yesterday announced his office has filed a lawsuit against a telecom company for acting as a gateway provider to scammers making hundreds of millions of illegal robocalls across the country. The lawsuit was filed against Startel Communications, which is owned …

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