Attorney General Lori Swanson of Minnesota has alleged in a new suit that Midland Funding LLC created false, unreliable affidavits as proof of consumer debt.
The Minnesota Attorney General went to court seeking an injunction against the large Midland Funding debt collection agency that would put an end to the company’s practice of “robo-signing” court affidavits which, she alleges, has resulted in false and deceptive lawsuits being filed against consumers across the nation.
Midland Funding LLC, is a San Diego based company that purchases aged consumer debt from credit card and other credit issuers. The company has acknowledged that its employees in St. Cloud, Minnesota, have wrongly signed affidavits falsely stating they had proof of a consumer’s debts. These affidavits were then used by Midland as a basis for filing collections lawsuits against people who had already cleared their debt and others whose names were similar to the actual debtors.
You can read more on this at the Minnesota Star Tribune in a comprehensive article by David Schaffer.