Kitchen Table Economics: Dealing with Debt and Debt Collection

  • 25 Jan 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting (GoToWebinar)

Register to participate in this free 90-minute webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5374232936270555662

On Nov. 30, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) implemented new debt collection regulations containing many elements that are harmful to consumers. For example, collectors can make up to seven attempted calls per week—per debt!—either to the consumer or to friends and family to ask for the consumer’s contact information. The amended debt collection regulations will impact at least 68 million consumers in the United States.
 
Are kitchen tables across America littered with overdue bills? Are consumer credit accounts being turned over to debt collectors? What can consumers do when faced with more bills than money? How will the new debt collection regulations impact consumers? Let's discuss!
 
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Consumer Action will host a webinar on kitchen table economics—dealing with debt and debt collection—that will feature these speakers:

  • April Kuehnhoff, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, who will discuss the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the new CFPB regulations that amend the Act, as well as consumer rights and how the new rules will impact consumers
  • Vickie Elisa, a community educator and trainer with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, who will discuss what consumers can do when there are more bills than money
If you have any questions for our guest speakers or would like to share comments from the community, please send them to Linda Williams at linda.williams@consumer-action.org (by Jan. 19) or call 213-624-2631, ext. 1.
     

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