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Lawsuit Targets Collection System Used by Toll Roads
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., targets the collection system used on several toll roads operated by the state’s Transportation Corridor Agencies.  more »
A debate Wednesday at a senate committee hearing discussed the effectiveness of the TCPA and how the the FCC has exposed businesses to litigation risk. more »
The National Consumer Law Center warned Congress on Wednesday that a change to federal law last year is troublesome because it now allows the government to use robocalls to collect debt. more »
The steady stream of bad news continues for online marketplace lenders. more »
The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Friday concerning the use of modern dialing technologies when contacting consumers on cell phones about student loan debts, mortgages, taxes and other debts owed to or guaranteed by the government. more »
A phone billing company will pay $5.2 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a court order that settled earlier charges of phone bill cramming by the FTC. more »
LifeLock Inc., an identity theft protection company that settled federal court order contempt charges for $100 million in December, has ramped up internet advertising, TV ad campaigns and direct mail programs to try rebuilding its service and attract new consumers. more »
"Universities are the new Ellis Island," said Kalpesh Kapadia, chief executive and co-founder of SelfScore, which aims to extend credit to foreign students in the U.S.
Students used to leave college with two artifacts of their first experiments with credit — free T-shirts and, for better or worse, a credit file. Today they are leaving without either. more »
A federal judge granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request for summary judgment in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon Inc., alleging the company billed consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children. more »
The Department of Education wants to make student loan payments easier through the launch of a single Web portal for federal student loan borrowers. more »
Debt buyer PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA), a global firm that acquires and collects nonperforming loans, has named Chris Burroughs as its new chief technology officer. more »
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by Allstate Insurance Co. to stop a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action. more »
A purported nonprofit that allegedly benefitted from a massive landline phone bill cramming operation has agreed to turn over most of its assets in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. more »

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