The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday published its annual summary of debt collection enforcement activities, stating in the past year it has continued "aggressive enforcement" of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by bringing or resolving nine collection cases.

In 2013, the FTC obtained court orders stopping illegal debt collection activities in seven cases, and referred two other debt collection cases to the Department of Justice for civil penalties.  

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.