Student loan collector GC Services settled a lawsuit that alleged it engaged in unfair and unlawful debt collection.
The lawsuit alleges that GC Services repeatedly contacted third parties about someone else’s debt and even continued to call after promising to stop calling. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that GC Services left improper voicemails for consumers that resulted in a consumer’s debt being revealed to other people.
GC Services and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed that GC Services will pay a $700,00 civil penalty as part of a resolution of the lawsuit. This is the second time this year that a major student loan collector has been in the news for debt collection of student loans.