Actions Speak Louder Than Words: FTC Debt Dialogues Come to a Close in Atlanta

The FTC wrapped up its three city Debt Dialogue tour in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday afternoon with very animated “dialogues” among regulators and representatives of the credit and collections industry.  Georgia’s Attorney General Samuel Scott “Sam” Olens welcomed a packed room of attendees to the third debt dialogue and signaled the importance of regulatory coordination among state and federal law enforcers.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens opens 3rd Debt Dialogue

Attorney General Olens applauded the FTC on Operation Collection Protection and confirmed Georgia’s support for the initiative.  The warm introduction was followed by a panel comprised of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), ACA International Board Member Nick Jarman, and three state regulators: Carri Gruge Lybarker, from South Carolina’s Department of Consumer Affairs; Olha Rybakoff, Senior Counsel in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office; and John Sours, the Director of Georgia’s Consumer Protection Unit (now part of the Attorney General’s office).

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