The New CFPB Debt Collection Rules Take Effect on November 30, 2021 - Are You Ready?
If you don't know where the risks lie under the sweeping Regulation F amendments, there is no better time than now to bring policies and procedures into compliance. This program explores top danger zones for debt collection professionals under the FDCPA debt collection rules (old and new) so that you can confidently prepare for the transition. From validation notices to communication methods, learn what's changing, what isn't, and what you need to watch out for - register today!
Get practical tips for ensuring your debt validation notices and protocols are up to speed.
Discover communication time, place, and frequency landmines, old and new.
Learn what to watch out for regarding "limited content messages" and electronic communications.
Clarify the rules surrounding collection of time-barred debts.
Delve into common traps for the unwary involving the bona fide error defense, harassment, debt sale issues, attorney involvement, and more.
No Bona Fide Error Defense
Time-Barred Debt Mistakes
Debt Sale Issues/Restrictions and Attorney Involvement
Understanding the Impact of "Limited Content Messages"
Anticipating Problems With Electronic Communications
Validation Notice and Verification Mistakes
Problematic Form Letters; Stepping Outside the Safe Harbor
RONALD M. METCHO is a partner in the Scranton office of the law firm of Margolis Edelstein. Mr. Metcho's practice focuses on defending clients involved in both the collection of debts and the purchase of debts in matters pertaining to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and various related state law consumer related claims. He appears regularly in the federal and state courts of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for case related conferences, arbitrations, mediations, arguments and hearings and has extensive experience in litigating classaction and multidistrict litigation matters. Mr. Metcho earned his B.B.A. degree from Wilkes University, M.B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island, and J.D. degree from RogerWilliams University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
RICHARD J. PERR is the co-managing partner of the Philadelphia office of Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, LLP, and the chair of its consumer financial services practice group. He is a nationally recognized authority and lecturer on creditor’s rights, representing creditors, law firms and agencies against individual and class action allegations invoking federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Perr also advises entities and individuals on matters related to compliance in the credit and collection industry, including review, implementation and auditing of policies and procedures, especially in adherence with governmental regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Perr is a past president of ACA International. Mr. Perr also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Rutgers School of Law.
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