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Category: Blog How can a debt collector contact you? Our new rule will help clarify.
Category: Blog CFPB’s clear rules of the road for debt collector communications lead to stronger consumer rights
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Final Rule to Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Report Annual Report of the CFPB Private Education Loan Ombudsman 2020
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles Lawsuit with Debt Collectors and Debt Buyers Encore Capital Group, Midland Funding, Midland Credit Management, and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
Category: Press release CFPB, FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York Attorney General Take Action Against Debt-Collection Operation and Its Owners and Managers
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Debt Collectors and Debt Buyers Encore Capital Group, Midland Funding, Midland Credit Management, and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 22 (Summer 2020)
Category: Blog Falling for scams could be a disaster
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Requests Information on the Impact of the CARD Act Regulations on Small Entities and the Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Mortgage Companies to Address Deceptive Loan Advertisements Sent to Servicemembers and Veterans
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Settlement with Foreclosure Relief Services Company and Its Owner
Category: Blog Alphabet soup: The ABCs of military consumer protection
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Recent trends in debt settlement and credit counseling
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on Debt Settlements and Credit Counseling
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Loan Doctor and Edgar Radjabli for Deceptive Acts and Practices in Marketing a Savings CD Account
Category: Blog Coronavirus and dealing with debt: Tips to help ease the impact
Category: Blog Lidiando con el coronavirus y deudas: Consejos para aliviar el impacto
Category: Blog New resource in the fight against elder financial fraud
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Tool to Help Communities Prevent and Respond to Elder Fraud
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts File Suit Against Credit-Repair Telemarketers
Category: Press release CFPB to Provide Additional Extension of Comment Period for Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time Barred Debt
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Monster Loans, Thomas Chou, Sean Cowell, and Related Companies
Category: Blog Going virtual with your financial consultations during the Coronavirus emergency
Category: Blog Download new fraud prevention activity sheets for older adults
Category: Blog Descargue las nuevas hojas de actividades para adultos mayores
Category: Blog Avoid scams while finding help during quarantine
Category: Blog Evite estafas mientras busca ayuda durante la cuarentena
Category: Blog Tips to stay on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic
Category: Blog Consejos para mantenerse al día con sus finanzas durante la pandemia del coronavirus
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Short-Term Lender for Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2020
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on 2019 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Fifth Third Bank, National Association for Allegedly Opening Unauthorized Accounts and Enrolling Consumers in Unauthorized Products and Services
Category: Blog Cómo diferenciar a un cobrador de deudas legítimo de los estafadores
Category: Report Disclosure of Time-Barred Debt and Revival: Findings from the CFPB’s Quantitative Disclosure Testing
Category: Report Quantitative Survey Testing of Model Disclosure Clauses and Forms for Debt Collection: Methodology Report
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time-Barred Debt Disclosures
Category: Blog Five ways to recognize a Social Security scam
Category: Blog Cinco formas de reconocer una estafa con su Seguro Social
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 21 (Winter 2020)
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles Lawsuit Against Think Finance Entities
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Monster Loans, Lend Tech Loans, and Student-Loan Debt-Relief Companies
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition, Issue No. 20 (Fall 2019)
Category: Blog How to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and scammers
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and South Carolina File Suit against brokers of High-Interest Credit Offers
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 19 (Summer 2019)
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit against Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, Andrew Lehman, and Michael Carrigan, and Proposed Settlement with Carrigan
Category: Blog Spoil your grandkids, not scammers!
Category: Blog ¡Consienta a sus nietos, no a los estafadores!
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Asset Recovery Associates
Category: Report The Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Press release CFPB Extends Comment Period for Debt Collection Proposal
Category: Blog La cantidad de estafas con el número o beneficios del Seguro Social está en aumento
Category: Press release CFPB and the New York Attorney General Settle with Debt Collection Group
Category: Blog Scams involving your Social Security number and benefits are on the rise
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Third-Party Debt Collections Tradeline Reporting
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections
Category: Press release CFPB To Hold First Symposium On June 25
Category: Blog Budgeting: How to create a budget and stick with it
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Forster & Garbus, LLP
Category: Blog Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Help the multilingual communities you serve
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Outlines Plan to Review Rules Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Category: Blog What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
Category: Report Convening communities to build elder fraud prevention and response networks
Category: Blog Promising practices and lessons learned for Child Savings Account programs
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes Regulations to Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Blog Financial information and tools available to help people transitioning from incarceration
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Symposia Series
Category: Speech Speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center By Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Category: Blog Need help with your credit card debt? Start with your credit card company!
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2019
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on 2018 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Blog This tax season, protect yourself from IRS imposter scams
Category: Blog Financial institutions report widespread elder financial abuse
Category: Blog New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Cash Tyme
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reaches Settlement with Enova International, Inc.
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Broker of High-interest Credit Offers
Category: Press release Regulators Encourage Institutions to Work with Borrowers Affected by Government Shutdown
Category: Blog Resolve to take control of your debt in the new year
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Committees Meet to Discuss Emerging Trends in Financial Services Technology
Category: Speech Toward a 21st century approach to consumer protection
Category: Blog Build a brighter future by saving at tax time
Category: Blog Child savings accounts help families build assets
Category: Report Child savings accounts: Advancing the field to better serve traditionally underserved consumers
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles with Cash Express
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: 50 state report
Category: Blog Your top debt collection questions answered
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With Bluestem
Category: Blog Helpful tips for using mobile payment services and avoiding risky mistakes
Category: Report Quarterly consumer credit trends: Telecommunications debt collection
Category: Blog More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Category: Blog WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With TCF National Bank
Category: Press release Bureau Settles With National Credit Adjusters, LLC and Bradley Hochstein
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: Debt collection
Category: Blog Complaint snapshot: An analysis of debt collection complaints