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CFPB Reports 88,300 Debt Collection Complaints in 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its 2015 Annual Report, providing an in-depth look at the thousands of consumer complaints received by the Bureau in 2014. A staggering 88,300 complaints, 35% of those made to the CFPB, related to debt collectors and, if taken as factually accurate, each and every one violates Fair…

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Second Circuit Reverses Ruling in TCPA ‘Express Prior Consent’ Case

When Albert Nigro contacted National Grid to end electrical service to his deceased mother-in-law’s New York home, he never expected to be bombarded with automated collection calls for someone else’s debt. So how does a man wind up in the sights of a debt collector’s auto-dialer for a bill that isn’t his own? During his…

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USCB to Pay Millions in TCPA Debt Collection Class Action Settlement

Have you been receiving pre-recorded messages or automated phone calls to your cellphone from debt collectors? It seems you’re not the only one. Last month, USCB Inc., a receivable and resource management company, agreed to a $2.75 million settlement that will be paid out to roughly 12,000 consumers in order to resolve a Telephone Consumer Protection…

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Junk Fax Lawsuit Survives Against Burger King

A Maryland federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action accusing Burger King Corp. of sending unsolicited fax advertisements in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Burger King’s motion to dismiss the proposed class action or strike the class…

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What to Do If You Get Calls on a Debt That Isn’t Yours

 


Turning the Tables on Debt Collectors

Are you being contacted by phone and mail about a debt that you owe but haven’t paid or can’t pay? Maybe you are being called about somebody else’s debt? Does it seem like your phone won’t stop ringing or that you are threatened that calls will continue until you have cash to pay? Do you…

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Zombie Debt Collections: Hollywood Video Bills Haunt Consumers

Consumers across the country say they are being harassed into paying bills they don’t owe to a company that no longer exists. And it’s not the first time. Hollywood Video and its parent company, Movie Gallery, went out of business in 2010 and declared bankruptcy. About 3 million U.S. residents owed money to the firm…

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Debt Collector Allied Interstate Will Pay $1.75 Million to Settle FTC Charges

One of the nation’s largest debt collectors, Allied Interstate, was charged by the Federal Trade Commission for making repeated collection calls to collect from the wrong person, to collect the wrong amount or both. Allied has agreed to pay $1.75 million in the settlement, which is the second largest civil penalty obtained by the FTC…

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85-Year-Old Oregon Woman Suing Big Bank Over Fake Suicide Call

Anne Sessions of Lane County, Oregon is suing Wells Fargo after one of its debt collectors reported to police that that the 85-year-old was threatening suicide, a claim she maintains was false, The Oregonian reports. After hitting financial trouble, Sessions says she arranged a payment plan for her credit card debt with Wells Fargo last…

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How to Stop Stale Debt Collection Calls

By K&S on November 9th, 2011 | No Comments

Posted in: Collection Calls, Debt Harassment
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Collection Calls are always a nuisance, but they are even more annoying when they involve a debt that is too old to be collected through a lawsuit. These old debts are the ones where the statute of limitations has long since passed, making them “stale debts” as the biz refers to them. Such debt is…

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