Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437932118
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This annual report summarizes the admin. and enforcement actions the FTC has taken under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), during 2009. These actions are part of the FTC¿s ongoing effort to curtail deceptive, unfair, and abusive debt collection practices. Such practices cause substantial consumer injury, including payment of amounts not owed, unintended waivers of rights, invasions of privacy, and emotional distress. The FDCPA prohibits deceptive, unfair, and abusive practices by third-party collectors. This report summarizes: (1) the types of consumer complaints the FTC received in 2009; (2) recent developments in FTC law enforcement; and (3) the FTC¿s 2009 consumer and industry education and policy initiatives. Illus.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Author: Landmark Publications
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ISBN: 9781718097872
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THIS CASEBOOK contains a selection of U. S. Court of Appeals decisions that analyze, interpret and apply provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. * * * Congress enacted the FDCPA to curb "abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices." 15 U.S.C. § 1692(a). Among other things, the Act seeks "to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors [and] to insure that those debt collectors who refrain from using abusive debt collection practices are not competitively disadvantaged." Id. § 1692(e). To effectuate these purposes, Congress proscribed the use of "any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt" and provided a list of sixteen examples of such prohibited conduct. Id. § 1692e. These include making "false representation[s]" about "the character, amount, or legal status of any debt," id. § 1692e(2)(A), and "threat[ening] to take any action that cannot legally be taken or that is not intended to be taken," id. § 1692e(5). As we have noted, "[b]ecause the list of the sixteen subsections is non-exhaustive, a debt collection practice can be a 'false, deceptive, or misleading' practice in violation of section 1692e even if it does not fall within any of the subsections." Lesher v. Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay, PC, 650 F.3d 993, 997 (3d Cir. 2011). Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC, 882 F. 3d 422 (3rd Cir. 2018).

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160407604
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