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Another abusive debt collector bites the dust

As part of the FTC and New York Attorney General’s crackdown on abusive debt collectors, an operation doing business under several names, including National Check Registry, has agreed to settle charges that it allegedly used a slew of abusive and deceptive tactics to pressure people into making payments on questionable debts. Continue Reading >

A lesson in phantom debt collection

Haunted by debt collectors? Here’s a chilling thought: some debt collectors are calling about debts that aren’t real. The FTC says a company calling itself “Delaware Solutions” and “Clear Credit Solutions,” did just that. According to a complaint filed by the FTC and the New York Attorney General’s office, the company purchased what were supposed to be payday loan debts – only to find out that the debts were fake. Continue Reading >

Free phones for veterans? Not quite.

You walk out of a VA facility, and see a booth with people offering free phones and cell service for veterans, all thanks to a government program. It sounds compelling, right? Continue Reading >

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