Operation Collection Protection Secures $2 Million Civil Penalty Against President of Debt Collection Company

On April 12, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had secured a $2 million civil penalty against the president of a debt collection company for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in United States v. Commercial Recovery Systems, Inc.—one of over a hundred cases brought in connection with the coordinated effort by the FTC and other enforcement agencies to crack down on abusive debt collectors known as “Operation Collection Protection.