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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
prepared the following complete text of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. ( FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. ?? . 817 Exemption for State regulation. 818 Exception for . or services which are the subject of the transaction are primarily for personal .
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf


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Collection agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom third-party collection agencies that pursue debts regulated by the Consumer Credit Act must hold a Consumer Credit Licence and work .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collection_agency


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Massachusetts Law About Debt Collection
209 CMR 18: Conduct of the Business of Debt Collectors and Loan Services; 940 CMR 7: Debt Collection .
http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/subject/about/debt.html

Debt collectors, credit agencies get new scrutiny - CNN Money
Feb 16, 2012 . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released a new proposal to regulate the largest debt collection agencies and .
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/16/news/economy/consumer_bureau_debt_collectors/index.htm


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Debt Collection Contract/Private Collection Agencies: Debt ...
Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Department of the Treasury is . sector companies having expertise in the area of debt collection, to assist the . employees are trained to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
http://www.fms.treas.gov/debt/pca.html



CFPB targets credit rating and debt collection agencies - Joseph ...
Feb 16, 2012 . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first major regulatory proposal Thursday, aiming to put debt collection services and .
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72996.html

Debt Collection Practices: When Hardball Tactics Go Too Far ...
A collection agency can file a lawsuit to collect a debt. . being retained on the books of the state even after the regulatory agency has been disbanded.
http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs27-debtcoll.htm



Here is the 2008 regulation of payday loan industry:

Collection Agencies
These laws apply to businesses which collect debts for other businesses. . A collection agency can contact a credit reporting bureau about the debt, but if you . Make collect phone calls or send collect telegrams;; Violate postal regulations; .
http://atg.wa.gov/ConsumerIssues/Credit/CollectionAgencies.aspx



Debt collection - Texas Attorney General
Feb 9, 2011 . It is to the creditor's advantage to avoid bringing in a debt collection company. . or debt collection companies trying to collect money you may owe. . The activities of debt collectors in Texas are regulated by the Texas Debt .
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/debt_collection.shtml


Collection Agencies - Industry - Commissioner of Financial Regulation
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (for pda/handhelds) . If you intend to conduct debt collection services in the State of Maryland, you may require .
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/finance/industry/collag.shtml


Debt collection practices - The Office of Fair Trading
As part of its regulatory role the OFT issues guidance for all those seeking to . Although the guidance is entitled 'debt collection guidance', it sets out what the OFT . offer goods or services on credit or for hire, or that lend money to consumers, .
http://www.oft.gov.uk/about-the-oft/legal-powers/legal/cca/debt-collection


Debt Collection Agency Regulations - The Law Shack
Are you being contacted by debt collection agencies? What is a . Collection agencies are regulated by both the state and federal government. Both the State of .
http://www.thelawshack.com/Debt_Collection_Regulations.html

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Owner of California debt collection agencies sued for fraud | San ...
Feb 27, 2012 . Last month, California senators approved new regulations that would make it tougher for debt collection companies to collect unpaid debt from .
http://www.bankruptcysandiegoattorney.com/2012/02/owner-of-california-debt-collection-agencies-sued-for-fraud.shtml

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How to Start Up a Collection Agency | Small Business - Chron.com
Learn federal and state debt collection laws. The federal government, and some state governments, regulate how a debt collection agency can attempt to collect .
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-up-collection-agency-3722.html