Rent-A-Center Settles With Washington Attorney General Over Customer Abuse Claims

Rent-A-Center, the furniture/appliance rent-to-own company (“For When You Want to Piss Away Your Paycheck!”), has settled with the Washington Attorney General’s Office over charges that its employees harassed customers who were late on payments. Last year, the company’s employees in Washington were accused of trying to kick in one customer’s door and threatening another one with jail, among other things.

Rent-A-Center has agreed to pay the AG $340,000 in legal fees, and promised not to speak to customers more than 6 times a week, not to impersonate other people, and to avoid violence, among other things.

“Washington state AG’s office settles with Rent-A-Center” [Puget Sound Business Journal via BBB]