FTC Active Again, Announcing Four Operation Debt Collection Protection Actions

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had stopped illegal debt collection tactics of several debt collection operations. The announcement highlighted four separate actions that are a continuation of “Operation Collection Protection.”

Operation Collection Protection is a coordinated federal-state enforcement initiative targeting deceptive and abusive debt collection practices. The continuing nationwide crackdown targets collectors whose illegal tactics include harassing phone calls, false threats of lawsuits and arrest, attempts to collect phony debts, not providing consumers with legally required disclosures, and noncompliance with state licensing requirements.

insideARM first reported on Operation Collection Protection on November 4, 2015, following two days later with a comprehensive review of the 30 Operation Collection Protection enforcement actions filed between October and early November.

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