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IRS Debt Collectors Potentially Using Threats, Sens. Say

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and three other Democratic senators are urging the Federal Trade Commission to review the debt collection practices of four private companies contracted by the Internal Revenue Service, citing concerns of threats to taxpayers and violations of taxpayers’ privacy.

Warren and Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Benjamin Cardin of Maryland and Sherrod Brown of Ohio said in a letter to the FTC that the call scripts of the four companies used by the IRS warrants review because the scripts may contain implied threats, violate taxpayers’ privacy through information sharing with third parties, and inadequate responses to...

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