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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