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FTC Continues Vigorous Enforcement of FDCPA

Over the last year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued vigorously enforcing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by bringing or resolving …

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FTC Shuts Down Another Texas Debt Collector

Here’s just a few of the awful things that the legitimate, but criminal debt collection agency Goldman Schwartz, who collected …

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FTC Fines Abusive Debt Collection Agency $1.1M, Shuts Down Operation

A series of California debt collection agencies have agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal allegations that they improperly …

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Ask a Consumer Lawyer: How can I stop a debt collector from contacting me?

Dear Oklahoma Consumer Protection Attorney: Some is calling me who claims that I owe them money from NCO Financial Systems. …

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Ask an Oklahoma Lawyer: Under the FDCPA, can a debt collector contact anyone else about my debt?

Dear Oklahoma FDCPA Attorney: I have a debt collector calling me about my student loans.  They have mailed letters to …

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Ask a Lawyer: Which Debt Collectors are covered under the FDCPA?

Dear Consumer Protection Attorney: I have several debt collectors calling me.  While some of the callers are from my credit …

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Debt Collection FAQs

Debt Collection FAQs: A Guide for Consumers If you’re behind in paying your bills, or a creditor’s records mistakenly make …

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New 11th Circuit FDCPA Ruling – SHOUP v. McCURDY & CANDLER, LLC

The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently issued its ruling in SHOUP v. McCURDY & CANDLER, LLC. Ms. Shoup …

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Open Letter to Oklahoma House of Representatives Regarding Senate Bill 1430

Dear Oklahoma House of Representatives: I am a consumer protection attorney practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Although my practice is now …

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Who’s Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be a Fake

Consumers across the country report that they’re getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never …

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