DFPI Continues Crackdown on Debt Collection Scams


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SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced today that it has issued enforcement actions against multiple debt collectors for unlicensed activity under the Debt Collection Licensing Act (DCLA) and unlawful and deceptive acts or practices in violation of the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL).

The subjects of today’s desist and refrain orders are:

The desist and refrain orders allege that the subjects engaged in a variety of different unlawful and deceptive practices, including:

  • Engaging in debt collection in California without a license from the DFPI
  • Attempting to collect a debt that a consumer did not owe
  • Making unlawful threats to sue on debts

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