Tag: consumer financial protection bureau

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians About Credit Bureaus Selling Data to Lenders

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis cautioned Floridians to be aware that credit bureaus can sell their data to lenders without their consent. Credit bureaus are selling “trigger leads,” whereby lenders purchase...

Jimmy Patronis to CFPB: Debt Collectors Shouldn’t Weaponize Social Media Against Consumers

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra regarding provisions in new rules, which recently took effect by CFPB allowing...

DOJ Praises Charlie Crist’s Task Force to Cut Down on Spam Calls

Back in January 2019, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the late Walter Jones, R-NC, to bring out the “Spam Calls Task Force Act” which will create a federal task force to cut down on spam calls. 

Ashley Moody Joins FTC and Other States in a Nationwide Crackdown on Abusive Debt...

In a joint effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, the initiative involves enforcement actions brought by the FTC, three federal partners and 16 different state agencies against debt collectors engaged in these illegal practices.