Debt collectors need to be careful when charging convenience fees

Jan 09, 2019 Philip Burgess

Debt collectors need to be careful when charging convenience fees

For many years, debt collection agencies have used convenience fees in their routine attempts to help debtors close accounts in a responsible manner. Although they have been utilized for some time, many industry professionals make compliance


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Debt collection firm backed by Supreme Court in FDCPA ruling

Jan 09, 2019 Walt Wojciechowski

Debt collection firm backed by Supreme Court in FDCPA ruling

The debt collection industry is receiving positive press following a Supreme Court ruling that protects consumer credit data companies from being sued by debtors who do not agree with operations that fall within Fair Debt Collection Practices


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Debt collection agents show their true colors

Jan 09, 2019 Philip Burgess

Debt collection agents show their true colors

Even with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in effect, there are still debt collection agents committing compliance violations. In an industry that has had difficulty cultivating a favorable image, incidents of misconduct tend to add fuel


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Data breaches in health care raise concerns about identity protection

Jan 09, 2019 Dave King

Data breaches in health care raise concerns about identity protection

A recent string of information breaches in the health sector highlighted the continued need for stronger protection against identity theft among medical organizations.The health center at Saint Louis University (SLU) in Missouri admitted that


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Data breach hits South African electronic payments systems

Jan 09, 2019 Dave King

The point-of-sale (POS) systems of several major South African fast food restaurants were recently discovered to have been infected with malware, allowing cybercriminals to steal credit and debit card information and threatening the security


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