Archive for September, 2010

Buffalo debt collector charged with harassing military personnel

Posted on 28. Sep, 2010 by .

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State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo filed criminal charges against a Buffalo debt collector today, accusing her of specifically targeting and harassing military personnel and their families.

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Bank of America drops debt collection firm over racist language

Posted on 28. Sep, 2010 by .

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Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has a sprawling consumer operation that requires it to rely on contractors for some of the most gritty duties, like collecting debt and foreclosing on houses.

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FTC Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Companies

Posted on 28. Sep, 2010 by .

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Countless Americans struggling with credit card debt have been seduced by the slick advertisements for debt settlement companies for years. Now, new rules instituted by the Federal Trade Commission next month will help to curb the predatory and unscrupulous elements of the industry, according to A New Horizon Credit Counseling Services, a nonprofit credit counseling agency.

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Phillips & Cohen Wins National Award for Samaritans Academy

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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A campaign that sees debt collectors and Samaritans working together through training, to ensure positive outcomes even in the most sensitive cases has won recognition in a national award.

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Equifax business failures data supports reports that SME’s are tackling late payments

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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According to the latest figures from Bacs, the number of companies feeling the impact of late payments in June 2010 has fallen by 20% in six months.

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Collection Agency in New York City, Sko Brenner Announces The Launch of New Website

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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SKO Brenner American, a nationwide accounts receivable management firm, has announced the launching of a new website in the fall of 2010. The site is designed to better inform customers both about their company and the services that they offer.

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Woman sues debt collector for contacting her family via Facebook

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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Melanie Beacham is on Facebook, the social networking site “that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.”

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Franken moves to curb abusive debt collection

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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The senator seeks to increase and improve protections for consumers who owe money.

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FDCPA and Other Consumer Lawsuit Statistics, September, 1-15, 2010

Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by .

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There were about 421 lawsuits filed under consumer statutes in the first half of September, 2010.

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LexisNexis Adds “Local Visibility” to Suite of Web-Based Marketing Services

Posted on 23. Sep, 2010 by .

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LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today expanded its suite of Web-based marketing services for law firms with the introduction of a new “local visibility” search engine optimization service. When customers take advantage of the local visibility service, LexisNexis employs best practices to enhance their positioning in the local results returned on popular search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing – ultimately driving more traffic and potential clients to their sites.

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