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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer

    Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from Virginia and North Carolina are seeking penalties and restitution from a Virginia-based retailer that caters to service members, alleging it used illegal tactics to collect debts. The...
  • T-Mobile settles cramming case for $90 million

    SEATTLE T-Mobile has agreed to pay at least $90 million to settle an investigation into allegations that the Bellevue company billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services a practice...
  • T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges

    T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing unauthorized third-party charges on customers’ cellphone bills, the Federal Communications...
  • Bank of America fails two mortgage settlement tests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America has failed two of 31 tests designed to see whether it is complying with a national mortgage settlement's rules, a report Tuesday from the settlement's watchdog shows. The tests involve sending pre-foreclosure letters to...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny

     Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny
    Many consumers don't know they owe money for medical procedures until they get a call from a collection agency or they discover it on their credit report, a federal consumer watchdog says. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released...
  • Susan Tompor: How to be a shark at the prepaid card game

    Wait, did you just buy a gift card at the drugstore to tuck into someone's stocking? Or is the plastic really a fee-loaded version of a checking account? Racks of plastic dot the ends of aisles at drugstores and supermarkets. Typically, gift cards are...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • Rule changes to make prepaid cards more kid-friendly

    A popular alternative to checking accounts that doubles as a useful financial education tool for young consumers is about to face more regulatory oversight. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauin November proposed sweeping and long-overdue...
  • U.S. accuses Toyota credit unit of discriminatory loan pricing

    Toyota Motor Credit Corp. said federal authorities have raised concerns about the pricing of its auto loans, saying that the loans could be discriminatory, and warning that Toyota's lending arm could face financial penalties. Toyota Motor Credit said...