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Mike Bevel

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Mike Bevel is an Editor for You can follow him on Twitter: @MikeBevel_iA. You can also email him about Charles Dickens, Shannen Doherty, Angela Lansbury, and "Murder, She Wrote." He lives, laughs, and loves in Rockville, Maryland. He is terrified of whales.

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What’s Keeping Compliance Professionals Awake? UDAAP, Entrenched Behaviors

Debt industry compliance professionals in both the Columbus, Ohio, region; and the Atlanta, Georgia, region, met this past week in regional discussion groups to talk, as peers, about issues each person is facing in an industry defined more by flux than by clarity. These meetings, hosted by The Compliance Professionals Forum, (and made possible by the […]

Fresh Start

Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start, But at What Cost?

What we’re seeing, recently, in such cases, is that courts are often finding for the creditor – a reversal of the tenor of previous judgments. Attorney Don Maurice wrote back in November of 2014 that “a U.S. Circuit Court decision this summer took an extraordinary step when it held that filing a proof of claim on time barred debt is conduct that violates the FDCPA. At the time, attorneys close to both bankruptcy and FDCPA proceedings warned that it would touch off a very real firestorm in that sector of the ARM industry. That has proven to be quite true.”

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FCC and Florida Team Up Against Fraudulent Telemarketers (Still No Official TCPA Word Yet)

The Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General have joined forces to cease the operations of an “Orlando-based operation that has been bombarding consumers since 2011 with massive robocall campaigns designed to trick them into paying up-front for worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs.” And no, it’s not Disney.


6/18/2015: FCC’s Post-TCPA Decision Press Release

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a  proposal to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and spam texts. In a package of  declaratory rulings, the Commission affirmed consumers’ rights to control the calls they receive.  As part of this package, the Commission also made clear that telephone companies face no legal […]