January 10, 2017 / 11:57 AM / 3 years ago

CFPB takes action against medical debt collection law firms

Two Oklahoma debt collection law firms have been ordered to reform their practices and pay a civil penalty after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found they had misrepresented their attorneys’ involvement in medical debt collections.

In a consent order filed on Monday, the CFPB said Works & Lentz, with separately incorporated offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, sent collection letters on firm letterhead to thousands of individuals even though lawyers had not reviewed their accounts.

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