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  • CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Resigns
    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Resigns

    As of September 1, 2018, the student loan ombusdman and assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Seth Frothman, has resigned. In his scathing resignation letter to acting ...

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

    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 ...

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  • Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP
    Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP

    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 ...

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  • Beware of Debt Consolidation Companies
    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companies

    You’ve probably heard or seen advertisements featuring buzzword phrases such as “Don’t let credit card companies trick you into thinking you have to pay all your debt back!” and “Consolidate your ...

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  • Firstmark Services Changes Payment Allocations on Student Loans
    Firstmark Services Changes Payment Allocations on Student Loans

    The process of paying off student loans can be confusing. Between changing interest rates and varying principal balances, it can be difficult to determine how to best navigate paying off multiple ...

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  • Failure to Disclose Interest on Collection Letter Violates FDCPA
    Failure to Disclose Interest on Collection Letter Violates FDCPA

    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 ...

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