Student Loan Debt Relief Scammers Sentenced

The Attorney General of California announced that a group of individuals involved in a student loan debt relief scam have been sentenced — three of them receiving jail time — and paying more than $330,000 in restitution to victims who were “preyed on” because they were struggling to repay their …

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Consumer Groups, CFPB Settle Suit Over Consumer Law Taskforce

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has settled a lawsuit filed against it by a group of consumer advocates, who alleged that the previous leadership of the CFPB “stacked” a taskforce that was created to modernize consumer protection laws with representatives from the financial services industry, stipulating that it failed to …

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Compliance Digest – December 6

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Nebraska AG Launches Consumer Protection Unit

Doug Peterson, the Attorney General of Nebraska, has announced the creation of a Consumer Affairs Response Team (CART) as a means of protecting residents of the state from frauds, scams, and deceptive business practices. CART will accept complaints from consumers on a variety of topics, but consumers are being asked …

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Judge Denies MTD in FDCPA Case Over Disputed Debt

A District Court judge in Louisiana has denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss and denied a motion for summary judgment was premature in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case over an alleged disputed debt that the defendant claims it did not receive notification for. A copy of the ruling …

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