State Attorneys General, CFPB, and FTC

On August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a notice and request for comment in the Federal Register on its information collection initiative, “Electronic Disclosure on Mobile Devices.” The CFPB issued the request for comment in advance of seeking formal approval for the initiative from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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A federal district court judge in Massachusetts denied a credit repair company’s motion to dismiss a case brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the state of Massachusetts alleging that the company made false representations about customers’ ability to improve their credit rating and requested payment in advance of full performance, in violation

On July 1, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a FCRA Tenant Screening Enforcement Compliance Bulletin, outlining its enforcement focus areas as the country transitions to a post-pandemic rental market. The Bureau states that it “intends to look carefully at the accuracy and dispute-handling practices of [consumer reporting agencies “CRAs”] that

On July 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to approve seven omnibus resolutions authorizing staff attorneys to use compulsory process to investigate key enforcement targets. The vote fell along party lines, with Democratic Commissioners Lina Khan, Rohit Chopra, and Kelly Slaughter voting in favor of the resolutions, while Republican Commissioners Christine Wilson and Noah

On June 23, Commissioner Christine Wilson, a Republican appointee, confirmed that she has agreed to use the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) rulemaking authority to craft comprehensive data privacy regulations. With Commissioner Wilson’s agreement, there is an even stronger chance that the FTC will engage in privacy-related rulemaking, especially since recently appointed FTC Chair Lina Khan

On June 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a frequently asked question and answer guide. Regulation E, in part, establishes limitations on a consumer’s liability and requires investigations of consumers’ claims of unauthorized electronic fund transfers. This FAQ concerns unauthorized transfers governed by Regulation E.

The first and second questions deal with

If you use the internet, you have probably encountered at least one of the scams con artists use to bilk victims. There’s “catfishing” and other online dating fraud, where scammers use fake identities to woo victims into sending money. There’s also “grandparent scams,” where typically elderly victims are tricked by those posing as his or

On April 27, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a final rule to delay the mandatory compliance date for the General QM Final Rule until October 1, 2022. The CFPB stated that it issued the rule “to help ensure access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit and to preserve flexibility for consumers affected by

On May 18, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting chairwoman told Congress that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to legislation that would authorize the FTC to obtain monetary remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act was based on “numerous misstatements and faulty premises.” Chairwoman Slaughter’s comments highlight the FTC’s concern that the Supreme

On May 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a settlement with DMB Financial LLC, a Massachusetts-based debt-settlement company.

In its complaint, the CFPB alleged that DMB Financial violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) by charging illegal fees and misleading consumers about its business practices.