Encore Partners with California State Assemblyman on Legislation Protecting Consumers from Identity Theft

Encore Partners with California State Assemblyman on Legislation Protecting Consumers from Identity Theft

– Bill Provides Greater Transparency and Quicker Resolution of Identity Theft and Fraud Claims –

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 28, 2016 — Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), a San Diego-based international specialty finance company, announced today that it is partnering with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) on consumer-focused legislation to provide prompt relief for victims of identity theft or fraud and to raise debt collection industry standards.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were 17.6 million adult victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014 – that is a victim roughly every two seconds.[1] “This legislation works to address many of the challenges associated with identity theft, ultimately providing more transparency and faster resolution for Californians,” said Sheryl Wright, Encore Capital Group’s Senior Vice President of Corporate & Government Affairs.

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