A Houston collection agency and its president and sole shareholder agreed to a federal court order banning the  allegedly deceptive tactics the company has been using to bully consumers into paying debts and unnecessary fees.

RTB Enterprises, Inc., which does business as Allied Data Corporation, and Raymond T. Blair, according to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission, violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using false and deceptive methods to collect more than $1.3 million in "convenience fees" and "transaction fees" from consumers who authorized payments by telephone. 

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