Tag: debt

Do you trust me because I speak Spanish? That sounds like a strange question, but in some communities – and in some situations – it could be enough for someone to trust a stranger.

At the Fraud Affects Every Community workshop recently held...

Companies have left people’s sensitive personal and financial information in all the wrong places — in dumpsters, on car seats, and even in employees’ backpacks.

Now, the FTC has sued two debt sellers for posting spreadsheets with the...

Staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are ready to host the Debt Collection and the Latino Community roundtable, tomorrow, October 23rd, in Long Beach, CA.

The roundtable will be held...

If you have a disability and need money, here’s a pitch that might catch your interest: “Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

Take your time. Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have...

“Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

If you have a disability and need emergency cash, this pitch might be appealing.

Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have structured...

On October 23rd, consumer advocates, industry leaders, state and federal regulators and academics will meet at the Grand Ballroom at California State University, Long Beach, for a roundtable discussion on Debt Collection & the Latino...

At the Federal Trade Commission, when we say we protect the nation’s consumers, we mean that the agency protects every community in the nation from fraud and scams. This includes African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans,...

Have you ever been contacted by a lender who says you owe them money, but you’re pretty darn sure you don’t? You’re not the only one.

According to the FTC, some payday lenders bought consumer financial information from third parties. Using...

What do you get when you mix a fraction of truth and a whole lot of lies? The FTC’s case against scammers who allegedly operated websites that promote a fictitious “Bill Payment Government Assistance Program” — a debt relief program claiming to...

If you’re behind on your bills, you’ll probably get calls from debt collectors. Their job is to get you to pay or make arrangements to pay. But any debt collector who harasses or threatens you is breaking the law. The Federal Trade Commission’s...

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