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Debt Collector Hit for $1 Million in Penalties!

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A debt collector has reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to pay $1 million in penalties.  Debt collection companies named National Attorney Services and National Attorney Collection Services were not actual law firms and did not have any lawyers on staff.  Despite these facts, the companies “threatened lawsuits and or imprisonment via text messages, phone calls and regular mail to borrowers of payday loans and other financing targeted at Spanish speakers.”  The FTC said these companies “broke consumer protection laws” because they did not reveal themselves as debt collectors.

Read the full article at the Arizona Daily Star here: http://azstarnet.com/business/investment/personal-finance/debt-collector-to-pay-million-penalty-for-threats-misrepresentations/article_84bc46c2-bd90-5d8d-9011-64ec619b1029.html

Often those threatened with collection lawsuits are in vulnerable positions.  They don’t know who to believe and are intimidated by the collection company’s tactics.  Make sure that your rights are fully protected and the debt collectors are complying with the law by contacting a debt settlement attorney today.

 

 

Debt Collector Hit for $1 Million in Penalties! was last modified: October 30th, 2015 by Kevin Fallon McCarthy
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Kevin Fallon McCarthy is the McCarthy Law PLC’s managing attorney and an experienced Phoenix debt attorney. Mr. McCarthy has also worked as general counsel for a large corporation. He has corporate counsel experience in human resource matters, general corporate governance, and union class action litigation.
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