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RMAI Commends National Crackdown on the Collection of Phantom, Unsubstantiated Consumer Debt

On Monday September 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with State and Federal Law Enforcement Partners announced, Operation Corrupt Collector, a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices. This crackdown encompasses more than 50 enforcement actions against debt collectors brought […]

2020-10-05T11:50:33-07:00September 30, 2020|News, Press Releases, Public News|

NACARA 2020 Virtual Conference Open to RMAI Members

The 2020 North American Collection Agency Regulatory Association (NACARA) Annual Conference and Training Event is October 5 to October 7, 2020. The conference content on October 6th is open to industry attendance. For more information or to register for this virtual conference, visit NACARA is the association of state governmental agencies that are […]

2020-09-28T10:47:56-07:00September 28, 2020|Member News, Member Press, Public News|

Member Alert: New California Debt Collection Laws

Governor Newsom has signed into law three legislative bills which will have a significant impact on any business within the receivables industry that engages with California consumers, regardless if the base of operations for the business is outside of California. The three new laws establish: (1) licensing for debt collectors; (2) the creation of the […]

2020-09-28T10:01:32-07:00September 28, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Nevada Extends Temporary Exemption to Allow Collection Agencies to Work from Home

On September 18, 2020, the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry Financial Institutions Division (DBID) informed RMAI the state of Nevada’s temporary work from home licensing exemption had been extended through December 31, 2020.

Members will recall, in response to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of Nevada on March 12, 2020, […]

2020-09-21T10:45:45-07:00September 21, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: RMAI Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Affected by the Western Wildfires, Iowa Windstorm and Hurricane Sally

RMAI extends its thoughts of support to all of those affected by the western wildfires, Iowa derecho (windstorm) and Hurricane Sally. RMAI recommends all members temporarily suspend collection calls and communications to consumers in the portions of the following states directly affected by the emergencies:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

The RMAI Receivables […]

2020-09-17T14:22:40-07:00September 17, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Louisiana – Hurricane Laura Prompts Governor of Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency Blocking Calls to Telephone Subscribers

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, the Governor of Louisiana has declared a State of Emergency. Subject to certain exceptions, as a general rule, telephone solicitations placed to residential telephone subscribers in the State of Louisiana are prohibited. Examples of exceptions to the general rule include telephone solicitations, as that term is defined, if made:

2020-09-10T14:15:35-07:00September 10, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member News: Announcing the Establishment of Connect1 Consultants

Nancy Hughes and Bob Picone, two highly respected industry executives, are proud to announce the establishment of Connect1 Consultants. Nancy currently owns and operates Sync Now, LLC while Bob is the owner of RJP Consultants.

The formation of Connect1 Consultants allows both companies to continue the high level of services our clients expect under one umbrella.

We […]

2020-09-10T09:47:32-07:00September 10, 2020|Member News, Member Press, Public News|

Member Alert: California Legislature Passes Debt Collection Licensing Act

Just before midnight last night, the California legislature passed SB 908, Debt Collection Licensing Act, which would license debt collectors in the State of California. This bill would require debt collectors (collection agencies, debt buyers, and collection law firms) to be licensed by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) in California no later than […]

2020-09-01T12:40:39-07:00September 1, 2020|Member Alerts|
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