Recent Posts in FDCPA Category

  • What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?

    || 23-May-2018

    Do you think your creditors are using unfair debt collection practices against you? If so, ask yourself the following questions: Are debt collectors hounding you? Does the debt collector call you throughout the day? Have your employer or relatives been contacted by debt collectors? Did the debt collector threaten you or use profane language? Has your experience with creditors made you feel ...
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  • Our Lawyers Fight Rubin & Rothman Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    || 31-Jan-2018

    Rubin and Rothman LLC is a high volume debt collection law firm located in New York. If they've contacted you, they are likely attempted to collect an old debt. Beware that if they sue you and obtain a court-ordered judgment, they may be able to garnish your wages, freeze your bank accounts, or even place an lien against your home. Take action before it's too late! Need Help Resolving Your ...
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  • Our Lawyers Fight Forster & Garbus Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    || 30-Jan-2018

    If you've been contacted by Forster & Garbus LLP, they may be attempting to collect on a defaulted credit card or student loan debt. They collect by sending debt collection letters, making phone calls, and by bringing lawsuits against consumers throughout New York State. If they obtain a judgment, they may attempt to issue subpoenas, institute wage garnishments, freeze bank accounts, and ...
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  • Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP

    || 1-Dec-2017

    In April 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Weltman, Weinberg and Reis regarding their pre-litigation debt collection practices. The suit alleges that Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. misled some consumers to believe that an attorney was involved in the collection of their debt, when in actuality there was no meaningful attorney review conducted by their ...
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  • Failure to Disclose Interest on Collection Letter Violates FDCPA

    || 25-Oct-2017

    Consumer law can be difficult to parse out, not just for the average person, but for courts as well. An appeals decision by a second circuit court in the case of Avila v. Riexinger & Associates is but one in a string of cases concerning the language and interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The decision provides a glimpse at questionable tactics used by some ...
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  • Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!

    || 13-Oct-2017

    Having a debt in collections can be very stressful. But having debt collectors constantly harassing you and using unfair collection tactics can make the situation feel impossible. It’s a debt collector’s job to follow up on debts that have been passed along to them. While debt collectors are allowed to contact you to try and pressure you into paying your bill, they aren’t allowed ...
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  • National Collegiate and Transworld Fined For Student Loan Violations

    || 3-Oct-2017

    Due to the complexity of the student loan industry and the various types of educational financing available, student borrowers may be confused as to which lender they owe, and how much is due. This confusion can be further exacerbated when a lender or collector is unclear about the details of the underlying debt. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a federal statute that was specifically ...
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  • Weltman Weinberg & Reis Law Firm Sued For Debt Collection Violations

    || 30-Jun-2017

    On April 17, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") filed a lawsuit in a federal district court against Weltman, Weinberg, & Reis Co., LPA, a debt collection law firm which has operates in several states, including New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The complaint alleges that the collection firm used illegal tactics while collecting debts from consumers. Specifically, ...
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  • Attorney Simon Goldenberg Teaches Secrets To Credit Repair

    || 6-Jun-2017

    New York, New York: On May 23 rd, 2017, Simon Goldenberg, Esq. presented Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers, a Continuing Legal Education program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at Lawline’s Studio in lower Manhattan, the program offered viewers strategies on correcting credit reporting issues. Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers is now available for on-demand viewing at ...
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  • FDCPA Lawyers Serving New York City

    || 22-May-2017

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was approved in 1977 to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to verify the information’s accuracy. The act defines a debt collector as anyone who uses any tools of interstate commerce or the mails in any business to ...
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  • Simon Goldenberg Presents CLE on Defending Debt Collection Lawsuits

    || 10-Feb-2017

    New York, New York: On February 6 th, 2017, Attorney Simon Goldenberg presented, Defending a Consumer Debt Case, a Continuing Legal Education program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at Lawline’s Studio in lower Manhattan, the program offered viewers strategies on defending debt collection lawsuits. It is now available for on-demand viewing at Lawline.com. Defending A ...
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  • How Do I Stop Creditors from Calling Me?

    || 30-Jan-2017

    Creditors have the right to contact consumers to collect on a debt… but there are limits to that right. Consumers are protected from harassment under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Your Rights Under the FDCPA As a consumer, you are protected from creditor harassment such as: Incessant phone calls Phone calls late at night or early in the morning Phone calls at work, if they ...
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  • What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?

    || 20-Jun-2016

    In days gone by, creditors and lenders had almost-free range to do what they please in pursuit of debt owed by individuals and businesses alike. To put an end to their questionable business practices and bring some peace of mind to Americans in financial trouble, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was enacted in the late 1970’s. In particular, it was meant to be prevent and ...
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  • Your Rights Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    || 18-May-2016

    Are you receiving harassing calls from creditors late at night? Have collection agencies called your relatives in an effort to collect on your debts? If so, you may have a right to seek a monetary award from the courts under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) . The FDCPA was passed in 1977 as an amendment to the Consumer Credit Protection Act in an effort to eliminate abusive and ...
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  • Action against Pressler and Pressler for FDCPA Violations

    || 25-Aug-2015

    What is a reasonable amount of time for an attorney to review a case prior to instituting litigation? That question is the crux of the ongoing case of Bock v Pressler & Pressler LLP. As it currently stands, the case has entered the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. After a previous ruling stated that Pressler and Pressler failed to meet some of the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection ...
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