By: Scott R. Wilson | Jeff Tsai | Vanessa Offutt | Noah Schottenstein
Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry, in a joint action with the FTC, announced a settlement with debt collection company International Credit Recovery, Inc., its officer Richard Diorio, Jr., and manager Cynthia Power. The Attorney General and FTC alleged that the defendants specifically targeted small businesses, non-profits, and first responders in a scheme involving (i) the use of false bills for subscription products to collect debts that were not owed and (ii) making unlawful threats to intimidate consumers into payment. Under the settlement agreement, the defendants agreed to the entry of an order permanently banning them from the debt collection industry.
Learn more here: AG Henry & FTC Work Together to Permanently Ban Debt Collectors That Targeted Businesses, Non-Profits, First Responders