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Do Debt Relief Companies Violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act?

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For some time the esoteric argument of debt relief companies putting debt outside the statute of limitations in a credit counseling or debt settlement program, has been bantered about. But a recent twist to this otherwise academic discussion has put a new emphasis on this issue. A Seventh Circuit court opinion found that debt collectors’ letters to consumers offering to ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Time Barred Debt the Statute of Limitations and Debt Collection

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Photo Credit: Filin Ilia The Federal Trade Commission has released new information to help you better understand the issues surrounding Time Barred debt and debt expired under the Statute of Limitations. If you would like to learn more about specific state regulations you can use the free compliance module here. Understanding Your Rights When It Comes to Old Debts If ... Read More »

FTC and DOJ Announce Asset Acceptance Settlement Which They Want to Be Framework for Debt Collection Industry

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David Vladeck director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and DOJ Assistant Attorney Tony West today conducted a conference call I attended to provide additional information regarding an announced settlement with collection company Asset Acceptance. In the settlement Asset Acceptance agreed to pay the second largest fine ever against a collection company for alleged violations. Asset Acceptance is one ... Read More »

Statute of Limitation – Will Debt Go On Forever? – Jennifer

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“Dear Steve, I had my bank account bounce for a 263.00 credit. now I have over $900 and counting in bank fees. I am berried in debt and unemployed, I want to know how long a debt is valid (statues of limitations) but I don’t understand what is written for the “Oregon statutes of limitation” listed below, can you please ... Read More »

Statute of Limitations Talk at FTC. Tricks of Collecting on Out of SOL Debt Described.

On December 4, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission held a roundtable discussion, actually it was more of a big U) about protecting the consumer in debt collection litigation and arbitration. As they said, “These events examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers.” If you are the least bit sleepy I don’t recommend that you try to wade ... Read More »

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