An investigation conducted by the Dayton Daily News alleges that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded state debt collection contracts to a friend’s collection agency and companies that donated the most money to his political campaign and the GOP, turning down more experienced vendors in the process. DeWine has denied the claim that those with political […]
A former employee of the state of Florida revealed Monday that the Sunshine State’s economic development office referred thousands of cases to debt collectors that were not eligible for such actions. She went public with the allegations after winning a $250,000 settlement with the state in April over wrongful termination in a whistleblower case.
Ordinarily, a company’s political contributions don’t make waves, unless they are of an unusual size. But when the largest government-focused collection agency is making the donations to a candidate running for the largest office in a state known for largeness, then you’ve got yourself a scandal.
ACA International today responded to criticism of a proposal that would allow the U.S. Treasury to contract with private debt collectors to recover unpaid taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
The National Consumer Law Center filed a lawsuit this week against the U.S. Department of Education under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The lawsuit seeks disclosure of documents related to financial incentives and oversight that ED provides to private collection agencies on its debt collection contract.
Professional Placement Services, LLC (PPS), a nationally licensed, woman-owned small business based in Milwaukee, WI, today announced it has achieved Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
NCC Business Services of America, Inc. has announced it has retained Belinda Martin as a consultant, effective May 1, 2014. In this role, Belinda will implement policies, procedures, and other best practices needed to help NCC implement any large-scale projects in higher education receivables management.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK equivalent of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), has doubled its use of private-sector debt collection firms over the last two years, according to a report from an accounting firm.
A bill introduced late last month in the U.S. Senate would direct the IRS to enter into contracts with private debt collection agencies to help recover “outstanding inactive tax receivables.” ACA International today brought attention to the bill with a strong show of support.
F.H. Cann & Associates, Inc. (FHC), a woman-owned small business and default student loan collection agency serving primarily guarantors and other higher education creditors, today announced it has received the results of an independent audit verifying the company complies with the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA).