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CFPB Sues Ohio Law Firm for Debt Collection Practices
On Tuesday, April 17, 2017, the CFPB filed a lawsuit in a federal district court against debt collection firm Weltman, Weinberg & Reis. The Bureau claims the firm sent collection letters to consumers suggesting attorneys were involved in collecting the debt. The law firm allegedly made statements on collection calls and sent collection letters creating the false impression that attorneys had meaningfully reviewed the consumer’s file, when no such review has occurred. The CFPB is seeking to stop the practices and recoup compensation for consumers who have been harmed.