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2015 Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. For your information is available the 2015 Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

FDCPA 2015

 

Debt Collection News

  • Indonesian embassy in Saudi Arabia helped domestic workers collect IDR40 billion in unpaid ...

    April 25, 2018
    But these cases, while extreme, are also part of a shockingly common trend. So much so that the Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh revealed that it had formed their own “debt collection team” to actually knock on the doors of non-paying Saudi employers to get Indonesian workers the salaries they deserve.
  • How You Should Respond To Debt Collectors

    April 24, 2018
    [Credit Corrector Solutions] We know the story all too well, you fall behind in a bill. You don't pay it. The creditor realizes they are never going to get their money so they refer it to their "in house" collection department, or a debt buyer or collection agency buys the debt. Now, they begin calling your home, ...
  • From Collector: Ask the Experts: Making Connections

    April 24, 2018
    I suggested we do consumer outreach on some hot topics in the debt collection industry, including identity theft, blocked calls and robocalling. This was a tremendous opportunity for us to communicate the message we so desperately want consumers and legislators to hear,” Manghisi said in the April ...
  • Consumers got nearly 5 billion robocalls in the first quarter

    April 24, 2018
    “The TCPA is the principal federal law to provide protections against harassing and unrelenting debt collection calls from first party creditors,” said Saunders. “The debt collection industry is a key driver of abusive calls that break the law with documented cases resulting in hundreds or even thousands of ...
  • A Kingpin, A ROBOCOP Act, and More. How Will it all Work?

    April 24, 2018
    What about other consented calls, like debt collection? Debt collection calls may not be 'wanted' or accepted in the same way we can all get behind school closings, but in a way, they are even more important, since there are any number of other ways to learn about school closings (website, local news ...
  • Identity theft isn't just an adult problem. Kids are victims, too

    April 24, 2018
    Should your toddler receive a jury-duty summons in the mail, or debt collectors start calling for your tween, don't be so quick to dismiss those interactions as a quirk of mistaken identity. More than 1 million children — or 1.48 percent of minors — were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2017, according to a ...
  • Fayette County Court News

    April 24, 2018
    Fayette County Court News. Apr 23, 2018 ... Forward Air, Inc., Des Moines, debt collection for damage to delivered goods. State of Iowa v. ... Danielle Darlene Kleppe, Oelwein, debt collection, judgment entered in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $568.79 with interest from April 11, 2018 and court costs.