The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York Attorney General will host an event on June 15, in Buffalo, N.Y. to discuss consumer protection issues with the debt collection industry.

This will be the first of several "Debt Collection Dialogues" the FTC will hold around the U.S.

Representatives from the two agencies will discuss recent enforcement actions, consumer complaints about debt collection practices and compliance issues. A representative from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will participate as well. Questions and comments are welcome from collection industry members and others who attend.

"Debt Collection Dialogue – New York" will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

More information, including how to pre-register, is posted at

The FTC will accept pre-registrations on behalf of both agencies. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend but is encouraged for event planning.

In the coming months, the FTC expects to hold additional dialogues, including events in Dallas and Atlanta (details will be available soon). All of the events are free and open to the public.


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