According to an article in the Chicago Sun Times today, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill last Friday that would have allowed Cook County and Chicago to use third party debt collectors to pursue delinquent tax debts. Evidently, Rauner felt that this would “penalize property owners who are already facing skyrocketing property taxes.” The […]
NORFOLK, Va., — PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA), announced that it has acquired eGov Systems, a provider of web-based payment portals and integrated revenue administration solutions for the government sector. The transaction will allow PRA’s government business to develop and maintain scalable online payment portals, as well as enhance its ability to expand its services and […]
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release announcing a package of resources to assist state and local efforts to reform harmful related to the assessment and enforcement of fines and fees. The end result is that any collection agency that collects of any type of government fines and fees should be aware of this announcement and thoroughly review.
On January 8, 2016 a Federal Judge in California approved a settlement in the matter of 4EC Holdings v. Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson (Case No 3-14-cv-01944, N.D. California) whereby the defendant law firm will pay $3.4 million dollars to resolve claims made in a class action proceeding that the firm violated the California Unfair […]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Kaulkin Ginsberg, the leading consultancy and M&A advisory firm specializing in the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry, began the fifth semester of its Research Fellows Program earlier this month in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park’s Department of Economics. Fellows will focus their research on U.S. government bad debt […]
RDS (Revenue Discovery Systems), a provider of local government revenue administration services, today announced that Ashley Hancock has joined the RDS team as regional account manager.
Net Gain Marketing, Inc. (NGM), a specialized marketing consulting and information services firm serving multiple industry sectors since 2003, has announced the hire of Mike Wisniewski as its new Director of Information Technology.
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The CFPB Monday announced an enforcement action against a nationwide debt collection operation and its CEO for using deceptive threats of criminal prosecution and jail time in the collection of debts stemming from bounced checks. The proposed order, to settle FDCPA and other charges, includes a $50,000 civil penalty.
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