Tag Archives: Enforcement Action

FTC Fines Company $20M For FCRA Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a $20 million settlement with a company accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by improperly obtaining individuals’ credit reports and the FTC’s Red Flags Rule for failing to implement an identity theft program. The company, Vivint Smart Homes, will pay a $15 …

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False Threats Nets Collector Lifetime Ban from Industry

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced it had entered into a consent order with a debt collector and its owner for falsely threatening to take legal action against individuals and that the company and the owner have been permanently banned from the industry and ordered to pay $860,000 in …

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CFPB Announces First Enforcement Action Under New Leadership

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The post-Kraninger Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action yesterday, and while it might not directly relate to the accounts receivable management industry, there are a number of insights that the industry can and should glean from the news. In conjunction with the Attorneys General of Virginia, New …

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Mass. AG Settles Lawsuit With Student Loan Servicer

The Attorney General of Massachusetts has announced a “first-of-its-kind” settlement with a student loan servicer that had been sued for allegedly engaging in unfair and deceptive practices that will require it to audit all 200,000 of its accounts in the state to determine if an error or misrepresentation was made …

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Compliance Digest – January 4

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CFPB Fines Santander $4.75M for FCRA Violations

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced it had issued a consent order against Santander Consumer USA, accusing it of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by furnishing accurate information to credit reporting agencies and fining the nonprime auto lender $4.75 million. A copy of the consent order is available …

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