State and federal prosecutors are currently working to build criminal fraud cases against General Motors (GM) due to their actions in handling the ignition switch defects that have been linked to at least 54 car accidents and 13 deaths. While the federal charges mainly focus on mail and wire fraud charges, the state cases are seeking to demonstrate that the... Read More
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In a recent statement released by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, he announced the agency will begin to shift their focus away from the banking industry and instead start targeting private firms which violate the fair debt collection regulations established by the Dodd-Frank Act.
"For the first time at the federal... Read More
General Motors disputes the validity of the fatality figures included in a Reuters analysis released earlier this week. The Reuters report indicated that at least 74 deaths have been associated with GM vehicles containing a defective ignition switch. However, the auto manufacturer claims the initial figure of 13 fatalities they reported is more accurate.... Read More
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently put a stop to a debt collection scheme being run by two Florida-based companies that wrongfully collected a total of $5 million, according to The New York Daily News. The two organizations worked with a call center in India to collect debts from consumers who either did not owe anything or were indebted to someone... Read More
With 1.15 billion monthly users, Facebook provides a wide range of possibilities for identity thieves looking to steal vital information online. While not many consider Facebook to be a weak point in their online security, Digital Trends reports there are countless scams occurring on the website every day.
One of the most common tactics includes fake... Read More
Officials with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have shut down a debt collection company operating in California due to the organization illegally collecting payments from consumers. The Los Angeles Times reported that collection agents from the company posed as process servers when contacting debtors and used false threats of lawsuits to obtain payments.... Read More
As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking too long to recall vehicles.
Reports indicate that in July 2012, 423,634 model year 2001... Read More
In order to implement the Affordable Care Act in California (“Obamacare”) state officials are planning on training thousands of workers in health care enrollment procedures. However, by doing what is needed to successfully launch the new law, is the door being left open for identity thieves, asks KCRA.com.
Reports indicate that consumers may be at... Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling 45,961 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with electronic stability control (ESC) issues caused by a software problem. According to The Los Angeles Times, an error in the software can disable the ESC, causing decreased vehicle control and a higher likelihood of an accident. According to... Read More
Expert Global Solutions, the world’s largest debt collection agency, was fined recently a total of $3.2 million by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to USA Today, the FTC says the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). According to the FTC, the debt collection company violated the law by calling debtors multiple times... Read More