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Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on January 9 announces a settlement with a debt enforcer that will cancel $8.8 million in debt to consumers. "It is clear and easy that any debt collectors who use improper, misleading and illicit policies in Georgia will be called to account," Carr said in the announcement of the settlement.
Mr. Carr claimed that the debt collectors - Williamson and McKevie, LLC - had infringed the FDP Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by: threatens detention or detention of individuals who have not paid a debt; misrepresented that individuals had engaged in crimes and would be charged if they did not repay a debt; misleadingly implied that his agents were lawyers; undisclosed that they were trying to recover a debt and that they were trying to recover a debt; and that he had: threatened consumer detention or detention if they had not paid a debt; and misleadingly implied that his agents were lawyers.
According to the conditions of the settlement, which was registered as a guarantee of volunteer regulatory compliance, Williams and McKevie must stop accumulating on 10,922 bank balances representing approximately $8.8 million in debt to consumers and also incur a $20,000 civilian fine. Williams and McKevie also signed a five-year surveillance agreement during which they will be fined an extra $230,000 US civilian fine if they violate any of the settlement provisions.
Carr's announcement of the settlement can be found here.
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