Category Archives for "TCPA"

TCPA Violations

If you have had multiple collection calls to your cell phone from the CBE Group collection agency for a debt that you do not even owe, then you are not alone. We have obtained evidence that the CBE Group has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on multiple occasions using an their auto dialer […]

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How to Document COLLECTION HARASSMENT

1) Document ALL communications you have with any debt collector, whether by letter, by phone or by voice message. • Answer or return all calls and find out who is calling you! • Google the caller ID number and use “1800Notes.com” and “whocalledus.com” • Ask the debt collector “What are you calling about?” • Request collector to mail "written verification" […]

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Collecting from the Collectors

Diana Mey, a woman from Wheeling, West Virginia, has recently won the largest judgment against an abusive debt collection company in history – over $10 million. The company, Reliant Financial Associates, started hounding Mey for payment on debts she did not owe. After making several empty threats to seize her home, Ms. Mey sent a […]

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Implications of Robo-Calls to Cell Phones (excerpt from NCLC report dated VOL 29 June 2011)

The TCPA currently prohibits robo-calls to cell phones unless the consumer has provided prior express consent.  H.R. 3035 would have permitted robo-calls to cell phones for any commercial call that is not a solicitation.  The possibilities are endless.  The do not call list protects people only from telemarketing calls, not these other calls.  Debt collection […]

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1 New TCPA Rules and Regulations

On the 15th of February 2012, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) accepted changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). Now, the TCPA will require telemarketers to gain 'prior express written consent' from consumers prior to placing an autodialed or prerecorded marketing call ('robocall') to residential landline phones. The TCPA does allow debt […]

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