Cash Call, the company that had Gary Coleman as a spokesman, just agreed to pay a $1,000,000 fine to the State of Caifornia after a year long investigation by the Attorney General. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will recall that I sued CashCall in November, 2007 – almost two years ago – for the same thing that the Attorney General sued them for: high interest rates and abusive debt collection practices.
The Sacramento Bee reported the settlement today. The Bee notes that the Attorney General alleged excessive and abusive phone calls from CashCall. Of course, CashCall admits no wrong doing in the settlement. Remember that the FDCPA does not apply to CashCall as they are the original creditor. But the Rosenthal Act does apply to the original creditor.
If you have bee receiving calls from CashCall, you may want to talk to an attorney about your rights. It appears that some of these behaviors have not changed.