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CFPB Considers Suing Student Loan Giant Navient For Cheating Borrowers

Federal regulators are considering suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan company, for allegedly cheating borrowers, the company said Monday. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been investigating the company for nearly two years, sent Navient a letter on Aug. 19 telling its executives that the agency’s enforcement staff had found enough evidence…

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Debt Collector Green Tree Responsible for Burden of Proof

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, debt collectors contacting third parties to locate debtors must show that the contact was purely to locate the debtor. In this case, Patricia Evankavitch, the Plaintiff, filed a lawsuit against the debt collection agency Green Tree after…

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CFPB Takes Action, Fines Military Allotment Processor Millions

The CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has taken legal action against a military allotment processor who failed to clearly disclose a number of recurring fees to service members. The outcome? Roughly $3.1 million in relief that is to be paid out to affected service members. Fort Knox National Company, along with its subsidiary, Military Assistance Company (MAC),…

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Court Allows Class Action Accusing Collector, Law Firm of ‘Sewer Service’

Reuters reports that, last month, over 100,000 potential plaintiffs were permitted to pursue a class action against a New York-based debt collector and law firm. The claim is that both Leucadia National Corp and the Mel S. Harris law firm were using ‘sewer service‘ to win default judgments in cases against debtors. Sewer service is…

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CFPB Called Upon to Toughen Payday Loan Standards

By K&S on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments

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In a recent opinion piece for the New York Times, Executive Vice President and Director of Federal Policy at the Center for Responsible Lending, Gary Kalman, calls upon the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to crack down on standards for payday loans – standards that currently cause more problems for low-income consumers than they resolve….

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Pressler & Pressler Hit with Class Action

In a recent article published by NJ Law Journal, it was reported that a putative class action has been filed against the largest collections firm in New Jersey, Pressler & Pressler. This news comes in the wake of a recent ruling that determined “four-seconds” is not enough time to be considered “meaningful attorney review” under…

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CFPB Pursues Georgia Firm for “Cookie-Cutter” Debt Collection Lawsuits

Imagine having paid-off a debt only to receive a legal notice years down the line insisting you owe more money. That’s what happened to Eduardo Austin of Atlanta, GA, who paid off a $2,400 credit card bill only to discover that Frederick J. Hanna & Associates – a law firm based out of Marietta, Georgia…

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FTC Takes $4 Million Action Against Deceptive Debt Collector

“Convenience fees” never seem to be all that convenient, do they? Although convenience fees are common to countless businesses and service providers, these charges become an entirely different monster when a company illegally pushes them on its customers. RTB Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a Allied Data Corporation) – along with the company’s president and sole shareholder, Raymond…

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1 800 NOT FAIR FDCPA Attorney Featured in NBC Nashville Story on National Credit Adjustors

Receiving threatening collection calls from National Credit Adjustors? You are not alone and there is help to stop collection calls. FDCPA Attorney Amy Bennecoff was featured in an NBC Nashville investigation into National Credit Adjustors. The story highlights victims of threatening collection calls from National Credit Adjustors. If you receive threatening collection calls, you have…

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Spoofing: Debt collectors sleight of hand dialing for dollars

As debt collectors become more invasive in contacting consumers, spoofing has been utilized with greater frequency. Spoofing is a calling scheme that allows a telephone caller to fool the caller ID system of the recipient. Unfortunately, the law has yet to catch up with the problem as is so often the case, allowing ‘spoofing’ to…

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