WASHINGTON — Regulators ordered Texas-based Expert Global Solutions, described as the world's largest debt collection firm, on Tuesday to pay a $3.2 million fine for allegedly making illegal collections calls and not verifying debt in dispute.

The proposed order was the largest fine the Federal Trade Commission has issued against a third-party debt collector. The FTC said Expert and its affiliates violated debt collection laws partly by calling consumers multiple times a day, at unlawful hours and at workplaces. The company also continued to try to collect funds without verifying the debt and even after consumers denied owing it.

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