Tag Archives: Enforcement Action

Collectors Banned From Industry in Settlement with FTC

The remaining defendants in a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement, under which they will be permanently banned from participating in the collection industry as well as surrender funds in a number of bank accounts and the title to a Mercedes as part of a …

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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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California DFPI Fines Collector, Debt Buyer $375k

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation has issued its first enforcement action against a debt buyer and debt collector, fining a firm $375,000 for allegedly breaking state and federal law by unlawfully threatening to sue consumers and submitting negative information to credit bureaus without notifying consumers. A copy …

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Washington AG Reaches $1.6M Settlement With Convergent

The Attorney General of Washington has reached a settlement with a collector that it sued last year, which will see the collector pay $1.6 million in fines and restitution to consumers for allegedly deceiving them by making settlement offers in collection letters even though the collector could not enforce the …

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CFPB Takes Enforcement Action Against ISA Provider

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced an enforcement action against an income share agreement provider that was accused of misrepresenting its product and failing to comply with federal law governing private student loans. The consent order, against Better Future Forward, requires the company to stop misleading borrowers, eliminate prepayment …

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