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  • "Watchdog" Program Over Collection Companies Begins in 2013

    2013 will mark the beginning of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB") "watchdog" role over debt collection agencies. In addition to scrutinizing collection companies over their methods ...

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  • Consumers Need To Be Very Careful When Considering  Working With Companies Offering Loan Modifications
    Consumers Need To Be Very Careful When Considering Working With Companies Offering Loan Modifications

    There may be many reasons why someone may be seeking a loan modification. Restructuring their mortgage payment can be a great tool to save their home from foreclosure or to lower their payment to a ...

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  • Attorney Michael Forbes Attends U.S. Marine Corps Event
    Attorney Michael Forbes Attends U.S. Marine Corps Event

    On March 3, 2012, the Law Offices of Michael P. Forbes attended a Muster at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucks County for the Marines. Attorney Forbes was a "muster-partner", offering help with any consumer ...

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  • The Two Minute, Thousand Dollar Plus Phone Call That Debt Collectors Cannot Control
    The Two Minute, Thousand Dollar Plus Phone Call That Debt Collectors Cannot Control

    Yesterday, I received a call from a client, who told me that NCO, the world's largest debt collection agency called him after 9:00 p.m. According to my client and to his cellphone messaging service, ...

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