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Collection Laws and Regulations

Debt collectors are regulated by the FTC on the federal level. At the state level, attorneys general are typically responsible for enforcing state and federal laws. A few local governments also separately regulate debt collectors.

The laws that govern the ARM industry are civil, meaning that liability is almost always monetary. So a state’s attorney general will not file criminal charges against a debt collector accused of violating the law, rather, he/she will sue for damages. Collection laws include federal and state statutes that govern the proper operation of companies and personnel that work in the debt collection industry. The most comprehensive collection law is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Other federal laws that collectors must follow include the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the data security requirements of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA).

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CFPB’s Email Notification for Debt Collection Complaints Portal Still Working Out Kinks

Email notifications to collection agencies from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remain a hit-or-miss function of the debt collection complain portal. One the one hand: a recent fix ensured subscribers would receive emails only in the event of a new complaint or new activity on an existing complaint. Before, daily emails from the CFPB arrived […]

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Contact Center Compliance Wins Pace Technovation Award For Cloud Training

Contact Center Compliance has been selected as the winner of the Technovation award for innovation in compliance for its cloud based training product at the 2014 PACE Convention & Expo in Hollywood, Florida. “Having a comprehensive safe harbor training program is essential in today’s environment especially with increased TCPA and CFPB scrutiny. Our cloud based […]