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Abusive Collection Agency Ordered to Halt Operations

As part of its effort to crack down on scams that target Americans in financial distress, the FTC has sued more than 30 debt collection companies. On Wednesday, another one, Rincon Debt Management made the list and was shut down. Do you know your rights against abusive debt collectors?

Are Attorneys Illegally Outsourcing Foreclosure Work?

Two foreclosure middlemen, LPS Default Solutions and Prommis Solutions, are accused of illegally paying non-attorneys to practice law so banks and law firms could save on document filing costs. It's more than a money issue -- the errors these rushed non-attorneys are making may lead to another messy stage of the mortgage meltdown.

A Whistleblower Blasts Chase Credit Card Practices

Linda Almonte, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase who is suing the bank for wrongful termination, has just upped the ante by filing a whistle-blower complaint with the SEC. The core allegations charge Chase with grotesque and illegal practices involving its credit card debt processes.