CFPB Issues Eye-Opening Report On The Use of High Cost Credit Cards to Pay for Medical Bills

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an eye-opening report on the use of high cost credit cards to pay for medical and dental costs not covered by patients insurance. Here is what the CFPB had to say: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report on high-cost specialty financial products, such as medical […]

Tromberg, Morris & Poulin Agrees to Dismiss Debt Collection Lawsuit Due to Identity Theft

By: Robert J. Nahoum Our client was recently sued in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County by the prolific debt collection law-fIrm Tromberg, Morris & Poulin, PLLC on behalf of its client the high-interest rate lender Sofi Lending Corp.  The lawsuit led to the discovery that our client was the victim of widespread identity theft. […]

Bankruptcy Is Not Always Your Only Way Out of Debt

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Post Covid, rising inflation and a tricky jobs market have all left you behind on debt.  Perhaps you lost your job during Covid and relied on your credit cards to get you through.  Now rising inflation has made everything more expensive including your credit card bills and you just can’t catch up.  Most Google […]

Abrahamsen Gindin LLC Acquires Embattled Debt Collection Mill Forster & Garbus

By: Robert J. Nahoum Pennsylvania based creditors’ rights law firm Abrahamsen Gindin LLC is dipping its toe into the New York State debt collection market with the announcement of its purchase of embattled debt collection mill Forster & Garbus. The announcement comes on the heels of a settlement between the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Forster & Garbus in […]

The Current Status of Medical Debt Credit Reporting

By: Robert J. Nahoum On April 11, 2023, the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, (the CRAs) announced that that medical debt with an initial reported balance of under $500 has been removed from U.S. consumer credit reports.  This announcement comes after a 2020 file issued by the, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requiring credit reporting […]

Auto Loan Defaults and Repossessions Are on the Rise

By: Robert J. Nahoum The rising rate of auto loan defaults and repossessions has become a growing concern for in recent years. With the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and rapidly increasing rates of inflation, many consumers have been struggling to make ends meet, resulting in an increase in missed car payments and ultimately, vehicle repossessions. According to a […]