The Primary Group is alleged to have sent consumers multiple text messages, and, in most cases, failing to disclose the company as a debt collector. Per Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection: “[Debt collectors] can’t harass or lie to you, whether they send a text, email, or call you.” She also stated that “legitimate debt collectors know the rules.”
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, ARMing Heroes (www.armingheroes.org), the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, invites you to publicly honor the dedicated service of a veteran on its Facebook page now until midnight this Monday, Memorial Day. This open invitation may include mentioning a veteran on the page who is still with us, or sharing […]
Republican and Democratic contenders alike recognize the issues associated with the rise in college costs, but they have different viewpoints when it comes to the culprit and solutions to this problem.
John Schanck Chairman of Stellar Recovery announced today Richard Sleeth has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Sleeth brings over 12 years of industry experience and has been very successful in working with Fortune 500 Companies. I am extremely excited to join the Stellar Team and look forward to working with […]
A decision will likely impact litigation under the FDCPA, TILA, EFTA and other federal laws, which can expose financial services companies to extraordinary liability even though the injured party has suffered no real loss.
Two weeks ago, insideARM reported on a bill that was introduced in the District of Columbia Council that would impose additional burdensome requirements on debt buyers and collectors. In that article we suggested that these types of bills may be part of a nationwide trend. I believe we can now officially confirm that speculation. After […]
The multi-state investigation was initiated in 2012. The investigation focused on consumer disputes about credit report errors, monitoring and disciplining data furnishers (providers of credit reporting information), accuracy in consumer credit reports, and the marketing of credit monitoring products to consumers who call the credit reporting agencies to dispute information on their credit report. Under the terms of the 54 page settlement agreement, the credit reporting agencies have agreed to make a number of changes to their business practices to benefit consumers.
According to data provided by WebRecon LLC, FDCPA litigation is trending up in 2015. Litigation was up 10% over last month, and for the first four months of the year, up 12.5% over the same period a year ago.
Collingswood, NJ: Net Gain Marketing will hold a free teleseminar, entitled RFP Writing: 7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 12:00 PM EST. Click here to sign up for the teleseminar. Teleseminar attendees will learn: What to assume the reader knows about your industry When to talk about features and benefits of […]
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — May 18, 2015 — CBE Companies Inc. (CBE), a global provider of outsourced call center solutions, wrapped up a successful Pay It Forward campaign of giving back to its communities in April. The company’s CBE Cares program encourages employees to give to community causes and donate their time to service projects. As part […]