Debt Collector Faces Charges for Targeting 6,000 Consumers

Law enforcement officials have arrested John Williams, a Georgia man whom prosecutors say defrauded 6,000 consumers out of $4.1 million from 2009 to 2014. You read that correctly: $4.1 million. “The prosecution is part of the more aggressive approach taken by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against consumer-focused scams, filing criminal charges over behavior more often pursued civilly by regulators.” You can read the Reuters article here.

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