Protecting Struggling Consumers from Bad Debt Collection Practices: FTC Updates

Webinar Date: 
February 2, 2021
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Why You Should Attend

From the FTC’s new consumer education piece, “Background Checks: Tips for Job Applicants and Employees”:

“Some employers check into your background before deciding whether to hire you or keep you on the job. When they do a background check, you have legal rights under federal law. Depending on where you live, your city or state may offer additional protections. It’s important to know whom to contact if you think an employer has broken the law related to background checks, and an equally good idea to check with someone who knows the laws where you live.”

This webinar will highlight issues surrounding the use of background checks in employment situations as well as provide an update on an FTC case involving a free credit score scheme.

What You Will Learn
• Tips to provide to job applicants and employees to understand the role of background checks
• Knowledge of recourse available if the employee fears negative information has impacted employers’ actions
• Recent FTC activity to combat a scheme that allegedly offered “free” credit scores, but actually charged consumers for credit monitoring programs

Tiffany George, Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
Patti Poss, Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
Evan P. Rose, Attorney, Western Regional Office, FTC


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