According to the Federal Trade Commission, bill collectors who harass customers can be reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the office of the state attorney general or the FTC. State debt collection laws regarding harassment vary from state to state, but the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies nationwide.Continue Reading
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains that debt collection harassment includes the use of repetitious phone calls designed to annoy people, obscene language, threats of violence and refusing to provide information about who they are. Anyone harassed by a debt collector should keep complete records regarding the harassment, including dates and times of phone calls and topics discussed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB allows consumers to report harassment online at consumerfinance.gov or by phone at 855-411-CFPB.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
According to the AAA Tattoo Directory, Nevada is a regulated state, which means there are laws regarding tattoo equipment, artists and customers; however, each county has different regulations regarding health permits. Karen L. Hudson of Tat2 Guru states that the tattoo age of consent in Nevada is 18. According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the minimum age to get a tattoo with parental consent is 14.Full Answer >
According to NBC News, it is illegal to tear up or mutilate a dollar bill. The crime of destroying any legal tender is punishable by a fine of up to $100 or jail time of up to six months. Enforcement of this law is conducted by the Secret Service.Full Answer >
The websites of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Federal Trade Commission contain information relating to online loans. More information on the subject is available at the websites of online business loan lender Kabbage and financial educator the Simple Dollar.Full Answer >
An Automated Clearing House, or ACH, withdrawal on a checking account is an electronic money transfer, authorizing a merchant to be paid for products or services, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ACH charges are often used when paying bills directly from a bank account.Full Answer >