Local Opinion: Federal Agency needs to live up to its name

By Kelly Griffith | Special to the Arizona Daily Star, 

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the watchdog agency created to protect consumers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, recently proposed a rule that does more to protect abusive debt collectors than to protect Arizonans from debt collector misconduct. If the bureau fails to heed advice to strengthen its final rule to rein in abusive debt collection tactics, then it should consider a re-branding.”


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