Arising from a workshop put on by the FTC, the FTC would recommend a number of changes to the FDCPA, including: 1.  Increasing statutory damages 2.  Requiring Debt Collectors to advise consumers of rights the consumers may have vis-a-vis the Debt Collector 3.  Having Congress authorize FTC Rulemaking The FTC’s Report can be found here.   The FTC announced a follow-up round-table on August 5-6, 2009.