New York AG, CFPB Join Forces to Fight Illegal National Debt Collection Scheme

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country – often for debts that were either inflated Read More


CFPB Returns $750 Million-Plus Million to Consumer

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has delivered his mandatory semi-annual report to Congress. For consumers, the good news is that more than $750 million has been returned to consumers who were victims to various violations Read More


We Won the Fight to Confirm Richard Cordray

by Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Life poses a series of challenges for individuals, families and communities. But every now and then, a real victory comes along that reminds us that what is fair and just will eventually prevail. That was the lesson of the two-year Read More