Debt Collectors Banned From Facebook

A federal judge in Florida recently issued an order prohibiting a debt collection company from contacting a woman through her social media accounts in an attempt to collect on debt, specifically naming Facebook, as it appeared that Mark One Financial LLC of Jacksonville, Fla., had been contacting the plaintiff’s friends and family.

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Extortion Scam

The Oregon Department of Justice has received several complaints regarding phony debt collection calls.

http://www.cccsso.org/News.asp?NewsID=4. Scam artists pose as debt collectors or law enforcement officers calling about an outstanding debt from an online payday loan. They frequently use fake phone numbers and official sounding business names. They also do their research. Some [...]

Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans

FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received many complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. Callers claim the victim is delinquent in a payday loan and must repay the loan to avoid legal consequences. The callers purport to be representatives of the [...]

New Treasury Rule Protects Social Security, VA, Other Federal Benefits

National Consumer  Law Center Advocate Applauds New Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal rule  issued today that strengthens protections for bank accounts used to collect  federal benefits is welcome news for retirees, veterans and disabled persons,  according to a lawyer for the National Consumer Law Center.

The  “interim [...]