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Regulators crack down on aggressive, dubious debt collectors

Regulators crack down on aggressive, dubious debt collectors

NEW YORK – Those mysterious debt collectors who call insisting you’ll be in legal peril if you don’t pay them big bucks are in hot water themselves, accused in a nationwide crackdown of harassing and threatening consumers, often about debts that don’t actually exist. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday highlighted enforcement actions filed in recent months against two South Carolina-based debt...

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Andrew Smith FTC Federal Trade Commission Smith South Carolina-based