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Debt Collectors’ False Threats of Arrest and Jail in Maryland and elsewhere is a Crime: Multimillion-Dollar Debt Collection Scam That Targeted More Than 6,000 Victims In All 50 States

Abusive debt collectors falsely threatened Maryland and other consumers with arrest and jail. Now the owner of the firm, together with six of his employees, are under arrest for making false threats of arrest to consumers and pretending to work for the federal government. A press release by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York makes it clear that the threats were not made by “rogue” employees, but were part of the firm’s policy which had over 6,000 victims in all 50 states:

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