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FTC Settlements Stop Debt Collection Scheme

The operators of an illegal debt collection scheme have agreed to be permanently banned from the debt collection business in order to settle FTC charges that they falsely threatened to have people arrested if their debts were not paid. The defendants, Gregory MacKinnon, Angela Burdorf, Vantage Point Services LLC and Payment Management Solutions, and Joseph … Read more

Debt Collector ‘Boiler Rooms’ Threatened Arrest, FTC Says

The voicemail would be enough to give anyone chills. “Hello, this is Detective Jeff Ramsey. I am attempting to touch bases with (you)… I will be back out to your place of residence … between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. You are to have two forms of identification, no firearms or narcotics or loose … Read more

FTC, New York Attorney General Crack Down on Abusive Debt Collectors

Charges Cite Harassing Conduct, False and Deceptive Claims Made to Consumers The Federal Trade Commission, jointly with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, has filed complaints aimed at shutting down two particularly egregious and abusive debt collection operations centered in Buffalo, New York that target consumers nationwide. According to the complaints, the … Read more