FTC Operation Corrupt Collector shuts down two abusive South Carolina debt collection firms

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The FTC has announced a sweeping crackdown on illegal debt collection schemes in conjunction with federal and state law enforcement.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement groups launched Operation Corrupt Collector, targeting phantom and abusive debt collection practices.

The  FTC and its federal and state law enforcement partners carry out 50 enforcement actions across the United States.

According to the Commission, two South Carolina companies are facing lawsuits for engaging in abusive debt collection practices. The two new cases were the result of the Operation Corrupt collector crackdown.

The FTC filed lawsuits against National Landmark Logistics and Absolute Financial Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The Commission alleged that both companies attempted to collect debts when they had no legal right to do so nor did consumers actually owed anything from the debt collectors.

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FTC allegations against National Landmark Logistics

In the complaint, the  FTC alleged National Landmark Logistics illegally collected over $12 million from consumers by using robocalls.