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 […]

CFPB Updates “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released an updated “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act†to educate consumers on their rights relating to credit reports. “The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, […]

Notorious Debt Collector Portfolio Recovery Associates in Trouble Again with the CFPB

The infamous debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates is reportedly settling claims brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for violating a settlement the debt collector reach with the CFPB 2015. According to the CFPB The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against Portfolio Recovery Associates, one of the largest debt collectors in the nation, for violating a 2015 […]

CFPB Takes Action Against Debt Collection Mill Forster & Garbus to Halt Junk Debt Collection Lawsuits

By: Robert J. Nahoum The Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought a court proceeding against prolific debt collection mill Forster & Garbus alleging that the law firm illegally sued consumers on behalf of big national banks including Citibank and Discover, among others. In an announcement by the CFPB, it was reported that “If approved by the court, the proposed […]

Student Loan Debt Buyer National Collegiate Student Loan Settles Claims of Unfair Debt Collection Practices with the Federal Government

By: Robert J. Nahoum National Collegiate Student Loan Trust (NCSLT) is a unique “junk debt buyer†that few people have ever heard of.  NCSLT is in the business of specifically buying private student loans from banks. Much like the mortgages involved in the financial and foreclosure crisis of just a few years ago, private student loans are packaged together as […]

Consumer Financial Projection Bureau Issues Report of Debt Collection

By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection watch dog the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (called the CFPB for short) has issued a its findings on a survey conducted of consumer experiences with debt collection.  According to the CFPB, “the survey results substantially expand the understanding of debt collection in the United States by providing the first comprehensive and nationally representative […]

Citibank Slapped on the Wrist Over Debt Collections and sales of Debt to Junk Debt Buyers

By: Robert J. Nahoum According to a report by USA Today “Citibank was ordered to pay a $3 million penalty and provide nearly $11 million in consumer relief or refunds in a settlement over illegal debt sales and debt collection practices, a federal consumer agency said Tuesday. The New York-based bank broke the law by selling credit card debt with […]

Midland Funding and Portfolio Recovery Settle Wrongful Debt Collection Claims With the CFPB

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: On September 9, 2015, government watchdog the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it had reached a settlement with infamous debt buyers Midland Funding and Portfolio Recovery over illegal debt collection practices. According to a statement released by the CFPB: “Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against the nation’s two largest […]