CFPB Forces Two Law Firms to Refund Collections and Pay Fines

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CFPB Forces Two Law Firms to Refund Collections and Pay Fines

Jan, 12th 2017

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against two medical debt collection law firms and their president for falsely representing that letters and calls were from attorneys attempting to collect on a debt when no attorney had yet reviewed the account. The law firms also did not ensure the accuracy of the consumer information they furnished to credit reporting companies and used improperly notarized affidavits in lawsuits filed against consumers. The practices affected thousands of individuals. The CFPB is ordering Works and Lentz, Inc., Works and Lentz of Tulsa, Inc., and their president, Harry A. Lentz, Jr., to provide $577,135 in relief to harmed consumers, correct their business practices, and pay a $78,800 penalty.

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