A payment processor and its individual owner have entered into a settlement with the FTC to settle charges that they violated a 2009 federal district court order that required them to review and monitor their merchant clients to ensure that the merchants were not engaged in deceptive or unfair practices.  The order is a stark

Yesterday, the CFPB announced that it had filed a lawsuit against “the ringleaders of a robo-call phantom debt collection operation, their companies, and their service providers.”  This is the same lawsuit filed in federal district court in Atlanta that we blogged about on Monday, and as we indicated, the service providers named as defendants included

In the latest chapter of its “comprehensive effort to prevent consumer harm in the debt-settlement industry,” the CFPB has announced the settlement of an enforcement action brought against “a leading debt-settlement payment processor” and its CEO and owner.  In its complaint, the CFPB alleged that the defendants had violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule by