Monthly Archives: March 2011

Collection Agencies Continue To Lead In Top Complaints Filed With Washington State’s Attorney General

In 2010, more than 22,000 consumers filed complaints with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and $4.8 million was recovered for them through the agency. The office’s Consumer Protection Division released its annual Top 20 list of consumer complaint categories … Continue reading

Posted in Collection Agencies, Consumer Protection | 3,524 Comments

Clay Man Can Sue Debt Collector For Suing Him In Wrong Court

Syracuse, NY – A town of Clay man who was sued for a credit card debt has won the right to pursue his own lawsuit against the debt collector for suing him in the wrong court. The U.S. Second Circuit … Continue reading

Posted in F.D.C.P.A. | 3,096 Comments

Debt Collection Company Sued For Threatening Lawsuit

An Orleans Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency after she received a voicemail which stated she was going to be served with a lawsuit regarding a debt. Claiming violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices … Continue reading

Posted in Collection Agencies, Consumer Protection | 3,617 Comments

State Attorneys Seek to Overhaul Foreclosure Process

State attorneys general are trying to change the foreclosure process among the nation’s five largest banks by giving the government more authority over how mortgage servicers handle foreclosures, The New York Times reports. The state attorneys general proposal, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Foreclosure | 2,150 Comments

Credit Repair Scams – Four Tell-Tale Signs

The ultimate slap in the face to someone with a poor credit score is to have yet another financial setback.  This is one reason why credit repair scammers are such a cancer in the credit world. They promise the world … Continue reading

Posted in Scams | 3,518 Comments

Consumer Debt Settlement Scams

ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN: POCKETBOOK ISSUES CONTINUE TO TOP CONSUMER CONCERNS IN 2010 Madigan Files Lawsuit Aimed at New Wave of Consumer Debt Settlement Scams Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her list of top 10 consumer complaints, detailing … Continue reading

Posted in Debt Settlement | 41,629 Comments

Things Not Found On A Personal Background Check

Given the current state of the economy, more Americans are job hunting than at any other time in recent history. As a part of the process, many are subject to a background check before they are offered the position. Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, F.C.R.A. | 13,225 Comments

Collection Law Firm Ordered To Pay Damages

A debt-collection law firm must pay a disabled former janitor $311,000 in damages because it pursued $3,000 credit card debt long after the statute of limitations had expired, the 9th Circuit affirmed Friday. A Montana federal jury ordered Johnson, Rodenburg … Continue reading

Posted in Collection Agencies, Consumer Protection | 4,750 Comments