FTC Announces New Crackdown on Abusive Collectors

The Federal Trade Commission yesterday announced the launch of Operation Corrupt Collector, a “crackdown” on collection operations that engage in abusive or harassing practices while also attempting to collect on debts that do not exist. More than 50 state and federal law enforcement partners are participating with the FTC on …

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FCC Adopts Rules To Combat Call Spoofing

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced the adoption of a number of new rules aimed at getting voice service providers to have STIR/SHAKEN protocols ready by the agency’s deadline of June 30, 2021, while also prohibiting those providers from adding line-item charges to customers’ bills for the caller ID technology. …

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Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of FDCPA Suit

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case in which the plaintiff alleged that a pair of disclosures in a collection letter were misleading, saying that one of the disclosures did the opposite of what the plaintiff alleged and the …

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Letter Overshadowing Case

In a case that was first spotlighted by Manny Newburger and Nabil Foster of Barron & Newburger, a District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by allegedly overshadowing the validation notice in …

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Compliance Digest – September 28

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Judge Grants TRO in Case Against Alleged Collection Scammers

The Attorney General of New York has filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order shutting down a collection operation that allegedly used a call spoofing service to impersonate government officials and made fraudulent threats to the individuals and their friends and family members. The suit named a number …

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