Debt Collector Enters Into Consent Order With CFPB To Settle Alleged FDCPA and UDAAP Violations

Last week, the CFPB announced that that it had entered into a consent order with an Illinois-based debt collection company. According to the settlement, the company’s business consists primarily of purchasing and then collecting on defaulted debt from banks and retail credit card companies. As part of the consent order, the company was ordered to pay approximately $36,800 in restitution to consumers and another $200,000 as a civil monetary penalty to the Bureau.