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Lexington Law CEO Speaks Out Against Overbiffing

CBS News published an article yesterday morning about overbiffing and how it is the latest “outrage” in debt collection. Overbiffing occurs when a collector asks an individual for more money than is owed — the Balance in Full (or bif). Overbiffing sounds very inside baseball, and nothing enraptures the media …

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Get Out and Vote

There appears to be so much at stake in today’s mid-term elections. Is it a referendum on the first two years of the Trump administration? Is it a chance for women to show that the #MeToo movement is not just a passing fad? Is it a chance to make a …

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Professional Plaintiff? Or Priest in Training? Or Both?

Is Andrew Perrong a serial plaintiff who owns up to eight phones and makes money suing companies — including collection agencies — for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by contacting him without permission, or is he a student, studying to be a priest, who is merely fighting back against …

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BillingTree Completes Key Compliance Audits for 2018 Including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SSAE SOC I & II

PHOENIX, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BillingTree® announced today it has successfully completed its 2018 compliance audits. The PCI-DSS attestation of certification (AOC) was issued by authorized Third Party Assessor and a Qualified Security Company (QSC), MegaplanIT. BillingTree also successfully completed its HIPAA, SSAE 18 SOC I and SOC II audits …

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Founder of Value Recovery Group Passes Away

Barry Fromm, the founder, chairman and chief executive of Value Recovery Group, passed away last week following a stroke. He was 68. Value Recovery Group is an asset management and consulting firm that has managed more than $6 billion of judgments, deficiencies, and charge-offs, according to the company’s website. Value …

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Convoke Introduces Debt Settlement Feature to its Platform

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Convoke, a leader in SaaS solutions for the debt collection market, today announced the most recent software update to its debt collections compliance and management hub.  Each year, Convoke develops and releases several updates to its platform to support its clients’ evolving needs.  This latest major …

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