A consumer debt collection agency was shut down by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday morning after dozens of complaints were filed about the company's business tactics.

Swanson Walker & Associates in Lockport, owned by Sean Millard, reached an agreement with Schneiderman to terminate its business and pay a $10,000 fine. The Attorney General's office, the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission Sentinel Network all received several notices that the agency harassed customers when attempting to collect repayments.

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