WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 8 that a federal court temporarily halted a Georgia-based debt collection business from allegedly tricking people into paying for debts they actually did not owe.
“The business is founded on false claims that consumers have committed a crime and face dire consequences – including a lawsuit, garnishment, and even imprisonment – if a purported debt is not paid,” the FTC wrote in its complaint.”
According to the FTC, the debt collection scheme has illegally collected more than $3.4 million from consumer victims.
The defendants are Lamar Snow, Jahaan McDuffie and Glentis “Glen” Wallace, Advanced Mediation Group LLC, North Center Collections Inc., Capital Security Investments LLC, Diverse Financial Enterprises Inc., American Credit Adjusters LLC, Apex National Services LLC, and Global Processing Solutions LLC and Intrinsic Solutions LLC, formerly known as Global Processing Solutions Inc. and Intrinsic Solutions Inc.
The FTC charged these defendants with violations of the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The FTC voted 2-0 to approve the complaint. On Oct. 25 the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a temporary restraining order against the defendants.