Debt Collection

Federal Trade Commission

New York Attorney General Letitia James is one of 16 attorneys general nationwide partnering with the Federal Trade Commission on an initiative designed to crack down on illegal debt collection practices.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has announced legal action against several Buffalo-based debt collection operations and their owners and managers. They are accused of using illegal methods to collect debts.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank is donating cash to the City of Buffalo to help the city collect money it is owed.

The New York State Attorney General's Office has begun a joint lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission against a Buffalo Debt Collection agency owner, alleging he used false information to coerce New Yorkers out of money they didn't owe.

National Public Radio

A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.