A great story from Jim Puzzanghera at the LA Times about the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, shutting down a Califlornia debt collector.
Who was shut down, you ask? From the story “Among the companies targeted were Western Performance Group and Allied Financial Group. But the agency said the four people involved in the operation — Thai Han, Jim Tran Phelps, Keith Hua and James Novella — frequently changed company names ‘to avoid law enforcement scrutiny.'” A federal district judge issued a temporary restraining order to stop them from continuing their antics.
I have not had any dealings with any of these companies or people. But if you have, you need to immediately contact an attorney and figure out the current status of your case. These are serious allegations and it could have an impact on people, although obtaining restitution is highly unlikely.
As an aside, its good to see the Federal Government stepping up its enforcement of the shenanigans that are going on in the world of debt collection.