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January 29, 2016


DBA International Supports Federal Trade Commission’s New Online Resource to Help Identity Theft Victims


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2015) – DBA International, the nonprofit trade association representing the purchased receivables secondary market, commends the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its new website, The FTC’s new website is integrated with its consumer complaint system and is a much-needed resource for the millions of Americans victimized by identity theft.


The website enables consumers victimized by identity theft to rapidly file a complaint with the FTC and receive a personalized guide to recovery. DBA International empathizes with consumers subjected to identity theft and is why identity theft and fraud procedures are part of its industry leading Receivables Management Certification Program that is required to be followed by all DBA certified members.


“A comprehensive approach, with involvement by federal and state government entities, the private sector and educated consumers is necessary to combat widespread identify theft,” said DBA International Executive Director Jan Stieger. “The FTC’s website and DBA’s certification standard are two important components in the on-going fight to stop or minimize a problem that plagues millions of Americans every year.”





About DBA International

DBA International (DBA) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 550 companies that purchase performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. DBA’s Receivables Management Certification Program and its Code of Ethics set the “gold standard” within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice, which focus on the protection of the consumer. DBA provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. DBA continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, taskforces, publications, webinars, teleconferences, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997, DBA International is headquartered in Sacramento, California.