Join us to hear about some of the recent issues the Federal Trade Commission has been seeing in debt collection matters. These issues include phantom debt, unlawful third-party communications, collectors not disclosing their identity, and other misrepresentations regarding the nature of the debt.
Staff from the FTC will talk about recent cases involving violations of the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Staff will also discuss how to spot violations of the FDCPA, and what consumers can do to protect themselves from debt collection scams. The webinar will also cover the Credit Practices Rule and provide other updates of initiatives coming out of the Federal Trade Commission.
This session will be a great introduction for those new to these issues and are looking to get a good update and for those who may be more knowledgeable, but interested in the Federal Trade Commission’s work.
What You Will Learn
• Current problematic practices seen by the FTC
• The Credit Practices Rule
• Other updates from the FTC
Rebecca Unruh, Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Quinn Martin, Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Patti Poss, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission