World Wide Processing Group faces CFPB action alleging noncompliance with investigation

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By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2020

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has filed a petition to enforce investigative demands for its inquiry into World Wide Processing Group's alleged violation of federal debt collection law. 

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection filed a complaint Jan. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York against WWP, alleging failure to comply with a civil investigation demand (CID).

According to the suit, the Bureau issued a CID to WWP on Sept. 4, 2019, as part of its investigation into alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Among the Bureau's charges against WWP are making false and misleading representations to consumers and collection of unlawful funds from consumers.  

The Bureau claims WWP has failed to comply with the CID and, as of Jan. 22, 2020, has not produced any responses to its requests as part of the investigation. 

The Bureau seeks a court order requiring compliance, monetary and all other just relief. 

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York case number 1:20-CC-00078-JLS 

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