On February 27, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” issued a civil investigation demand “CID” to Seila Law, LLC seeking information about its business. to determine whether debt relief providers, lead generators, or other unnamed persons are engaging in unlawful acts or practices
Consumers have protections from their creditors, but consumers also have liability to their creditors. Knowing your rights and obligations is the best way to make informed decisions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) 2/5/2019 announced a settlement with Cash Tyme, a payday retail lender with outlets in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cash Tyme is the operating name for CMM, LLC, and its wholly owned subsidiaries in those states.
There are Rules Governing Debt Collectors Debtor collectors are not allowed to call you before 8 am or after 9 pm (your time zone, not the caller’s). They cannot yell, swear, use crude language or threaten you in any way or do anything else that could be seen as harassment. Nor can they threaten to […]
Ever wonder why you make really stupid decisions, especially when you are overwhelmed, worried or distracted? Perhaps you are focused on one task, like dealing with a difficult child or employee, and you completely miss a really important appointment or buy something you did not want.
Reprint from Consumer Affairs Desperate consumers enter into these agreements without fully understanding how they work. Generally, debt relief or debt settlement companies offer a service to debt-burdened consumers to intervene with creditors–in most cases credit card companies–and secure a lower payoff amount. Often, desperate consumers enter into these agreements without fully understanding how they […]
By Mark Huffman, Reprint from Consumer Affairs (11/9/17) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) alleges the company charges consumers without settling their debts, requires them to negotiate their own settlements, provides misleading information about fees and services and does not inform consumers of their right to money they deposit.
By Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, 2/25/19 (reprint) For many Americans, income tax refunds are the largest single chunk of money they receive all year. Imagine losing most or all of it to a debt collector or in a bankruptcy proceeding.
(WARNING: The following is Arizona specific) Most people do not understand that if a creditor sues and obtains a judgment they can take your tax refunds and money in a bank account, to name just a few items. I know this does not sound fair – especially when the creditor is taking your child care […]
Navient, FedLoan and other student loan servicers “outrageous mismanagement” February 12, 2019 – An audit report released by the Education Department Office of Inspector General described the outrageous mismanagement of federal student loan servicers, like Navient and FedLoan,