Consumer Bureau Sues Debt Collector BounceBack

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit against debt collector BounceBack, Inc. for allegedly engaging in unlawful and deceptive debt collection practices. The complaint seeks an injunction to stop the unlawful and deceptive practices and the imposition of a civil money penalty.

The complaint alleges that since at least 2015, in the course of administering these bad-check pretrial-diversion programs, BounceBack used district-attorney letterheads to threaten more than 19,000 consumers with…