On FEBRUARY 08, 2022, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that his office signed an agreement with Rent-A-Center. The settlement settles claims that the company used fraudulent sales and marketing practices and violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act during rent-to-own sales of appliances, furniture, and electronics.
By entering into a settlement in a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, Rent-A-Center is not admitting to the allegations, but has entered into agreements with:
- Pay $145,590 for civil penalties and an additional $170,910 will be paid in the event that the company is in violation of any clauses of the settlement.
- Bring its sales, advertising, and marketing practices to full conformity in accordance with Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the Georgia Lease-purchase Agreement Act;
- Stop harassing and other illegal methods of collection; and
- Verify that the amount due is correct prior to giving it over to a third party to collect debt.
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