FTC sues and settles against web payday lender AMG

Editor’s note: The CFPB, a federal agency, has proposed new rules for payday, car title, and high-cost installment lenders.

 

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Partial screen shot of 500FastCash payday lending website advertising “real solutions for real people” and “60 seconds can make a world of difference. Apply now."The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with some defendants in its case against the web-based payday lending company AMG Services Inc.  The FTC had sued AMG, alleging that defendants threatened borrowers in debt collection calls and violated the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).

According to News Room America, “The FTC has sued a number of payday lenders for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices against consumers.”

A United States Magistrate judge found that AMG could not avoid the FTC Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, by aligning themselves with American Indian tribes.

Read more here.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/04/amg.shtm

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