Scam Alert: Unethical Debt Collectors Going After Discharged Debts

Our office was recently contacted by the United States Trustee advising that there have been many complaints that debtors are receiving calls from prior creditors demanding payment for bills or services listed in their bankruptcy. Most of the callers are refusing to send a bill or statement, and claim that the debt was either not […]

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March 6, 2016

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Abusive Collection Agency Shut Down; Employees Arrested

Federal agents halted operations and arrested the owner and six employees of an abusive collection agency in Georgia on November 18, 2014.  The arrests were the result of a joint investigation by the FBI, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission.  The agency and its employees are accused of using abusive, deceptive tactics […]

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November 20, 2014

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How To Opt out of Telemarketing Calls

If you haven’t done so already, it’s easy to register your phone number(s) with the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry.  Visit www.donotcall.gov, or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number you want to register.  You should start receiving fewer calls within 30 days of registering.  Your number will be listed on the Registry until […]

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June 13, 2014

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