District Court Takes Expansive View of Deceptive or Misleading Practices under FDCPA -
The FDCPA prohibits a debt collector from using "any false, deceptive, or misleading representation" in connection with the collection of a debt. See 15 U.S.C. § 1692e. Recently, the Eastern District of New York took an expansive view of section 1692e, thereby making truthful statements a violation of the statute's mandates.
In Islam v. Am. Recovery Serv., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180415 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2017), the plaintiff, Fatema Islam, failed to pay the balance due on her credit card with Bank of America, N.A., and Bank of America responded by placing Islam's account with American Recovery Service ("ARS") for collection...
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