Debt Collection

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Joining FTC Crackdown On Harrasing Debt Collection ServicesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining the Federal Trade Commission and other local law enforcement agencies in a crackdown on illegally aggressive debt collection services, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Labor Secretary Speaks To Students At UICU.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke on the UIC campus Tuesday, telling students they have a bright future. But student loans and a lifetime of debt were on the minds of many of the 100 or so in the audience.
Chicago Woman Says She Was Ripped Off By Debt-Settlement FirmA Chicago woman says she forked over $1,800 to a company that kept the money instead of paying off her debt. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
FTC Warns Of $5M Debt Collection Phone ScamIt’s a scam so big thousands of people here in Chicago and around the country lost $5,000,000; and the Federal Trade Commission is still adding it up.
Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay ThemThe City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.
U.S. Attorney Takes $99M In Debts In 2010The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago collected about $99 million from criminal and civil debts in 2010.
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