Even after years of public exposure, enforcement, and penalties, the issue of false or bogus that claims, robo-filings, and other illegal and improper practices continues to exist.
The latest is a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau action against a major debt collection law firm, Pressler and Pressler, LLP.
That firm was determined to have made false or bogus allegations about consumer debts, filed lawsuits based on unreliable or false information, and harassed consumers with unsubstantiated court filings.
The CFPB has obtained an injunction against this firm and its improper activities.
That doesn’t mean this type of activity won’t continue by other firms, collectors, and lenders.
The lesson is to be vigilant about debt claims being made against you and to seek legal counsel to help you defend against bogus or overstated claims. You do have rights and remedies.
Make sure you use them!