CFPB acts against debt collector for pursuing unverified cellphone debts

This week, the the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a federal complaint against a Massachusetts debt collection firm called EOS CCA for reporting and collecting on old cellphone debt that consumers disputed and EOS did not verify. The company also provided inaccurate information to credit reporting companies about the debt and failed to correct reported information that it had determined was inaccurate. The CFPB filed a proposed consent order that, if entered by the court, would require EOS to overhaul its debt collection practices, refund at least $743,000 to consumers, and pay a $1.85 million civil money penalty. 

The CFPB press release is here.

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