IRS Debt Collection Program Shows Gains In Latest Report

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A debt collection agency will have to pony up $9 million for violating California and federal consumer protection laws, according to a settlement announced Wednesday.

“California law protects all consumers, even those who are behind in their payments, from constant harassing phone calls,” Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement. “We will strictly enforce laws designed to protect consumers from illegal and abusive phone-calling practices.”