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Posts Tagged ‘Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’

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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FDCPA Applies to Text Messages and Phone Calls

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) has a number of complex stipulations that prohibit debt collectors from utilizing practices deemed as harassing. Although some laws within the act can be pretty straightforward, other policies are more complex. For years, reputable debt agencies have understood that certain phone calling activities are illegal. For example, calling…

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Consumers Warned to Brace for New Efforts by Debt Collector As Encore Capital Group Acquires Asset Acceptance

Before announcing its acquisition today of Asset Acceptance, Encore Capital Group (aka “Midland Funding”, “Midland Credit Management” and “MCM”) boasted that it has one out of every nine collection “accounts”. In the $200 million purchase of Asset Acceptance, Encore is adding millions more in receivables to its portfolio, claimed from financially distressed consumers. Encore Capital,…

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Consumer Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel Discusses How Consumers Can Battle Harassing Collection Calls

Consumer Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel, Founding Partner of CreditLaw.com, visited Good Day Philadelphia to discuss how consumers can battle harassing collection calls. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, consumers can get the collection calls to stop and possibly receive damages of up to $1,000.  


Know Your Rights When Dealing with a Debt Collector

Getting harassed by a debt collector can be frustrating, annoying and even scary. Fox 43 Morning News spoke with Pennsylvania consumer attorney Craig Thor Kimmel about your rights. (Video has been removed – Admin)


Consumer Attorney Craig Kimmel Discusses Debt Collector Abuse

Have you been abused or harassed by a debt collector? You don’t deserve to be treated like a doormat nor should you tolerate as much. If your legal rights are being violated you might qualify for free legal help through the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Consumer Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel was interviewed by MoneyTalksNews.com…

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Asset Acceptance Pays Big for Debt Collection Methods

In what is sure to be considered a major victory for consumers everywhere, the FTC this week ordered Asset Acceptance to pay $2.5 Million in fines. Asset is one of the largest debt collectors / debt buyers in the country. The fines handed out this week certainly send a message that debt collectors should not see themselves…

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Alleged Collection Mill Agrees To Settle Class Suit Over Cursory Case Handling

Hackensack law firm Forster, Garbus & Garbus has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle claims that it filed hundreds of debt collection suits against consumers without individual attorney review. The firm allegedly violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692e(3), by giving a false impression that an attorney was involved in the…

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Stop Debt Collectors before They Start: Deferments on Student Loans

Debt Collectors can be nasty and have earned their reputation for not being easy to deal with. It is easier it seems to avoid them altogether, hoping that the problem will go away on its own. Unfortunately, collection agencies have a hard time giving up. They know they are supposed to work within the rules…

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