Category: Car Repossession

Capital One Bank will pay $12 million for SCRA Violations

Posted on 10/15/12 by Dana Manner
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According to a press release from the US Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/July/12-ag-933.html Capital One will pay $10K for every wrongful repo on servicemen. July 26, 2012 – In its second settlement in eight days, Capital One Bank will pay $12 million in restitution to troops who were unlawfully denied reprieve from high interest rates, foreclosure and car […]

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FTC Warns of Car Loan Modification Scams

Posted on 07/01/12 by Dana Manner
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The Federal Trade Commission recently released an FTC Consumer Alert entitled “Ads for Auto Loan Modifications: You May Be Able to Drive a Better Deal with Your Lender“ There have been several companies advertising on TV and the internet promising car loan modifications, like mortgage loan modifications, and the FTC has filed lawsuits against several […]

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Florida Repo Men Must Retreat When Debtor Objects to Repossession

Posted on 06/13/12 by Dana Manner
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In a State of Florida, when a repo man is confronted by a physical objection of the car’s owner, that the repo man must “retreat” and go away, contrary to what you may have seen on some recently popular “repo” reality TV shows. A “self-help” repossession (i.e. a repo done without a court ordered Writ of Replevin) […]

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Illinois Collateral Recovery Act – “Repo Man” Licensing Law Takes Effect July 1, 2012

Posted on 06/13/12 by Dana Manner
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On July 1, 2012 the State of Illinois will join the State of Florida and two other states in being among the few states in the US that require licensing for repo men. According to a recent report on WQAD Quad Cities: “Repossession companies have had for years carte blanche, it’s called self help. With self help […]

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Repossession Attempt Turns Violent in California

Posted on 04/22/12 by Dana Manner
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Fresno, CA -  According to an article by Jim Guy of The Fresno Bee, A man was arrested on battery charges this morning after a tow truck driver and his supervisor were punched while trying to repossess an SUV in southwest Fresno. The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. on April 18, 2012 when the repo […]

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National Consumer Protection Week – Miami Consumer Advocate Attorney

Posted on 03/08/12 by Dana Manner
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Dana L. Manner, Miami Consumer Advocate Attorney Joins Federal and Nonprofit Partners for National Consumer Protection Week 2012 Dana L. Manner, PL is joining with federal, state, and local government agencies and national organizations to celebrate the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) coming up March 4-10, 2012. During NCPW, organizations share tips and […]

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Car Dealer Financing – Buy Here Pay Here

Posted on 02/28/12 by Dana Manner
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The Buy Here Pay Here (“BHPH”) business or “special financing” segment of the used car sales business has been growing in this economic environment, as fewer borrowers have access to traditional lenders (i.e. banks) because of loss of employment, bankruptcy, foreclosure or low credit scores. A recent news article published in Georgia (The Covington News, reporter Douglas […]

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