Probate Finder OnDemand™ Supports Compliance with FTC Policy Statement

Regulatory Statement Elevates the Need for a Systematic Deceased Recovery Process

MINNEAPOLIS — September 1, 2011 — Pursuant to the FTC’s authority to enforce the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Trade Commission Act, the FTC issued to be effective August 29, 2011 a final Statement of Policy Regarding Communication in Connection with the Collection of Decedents’ Debts.

The FTC Statement indicates that when a person dies, creditors have the right to collect on theperson’s debts from the assets of his or her estate. To balance the interests of both consumers and creditors, the Statement clarifies how collectors can comply with the law. Notably, the FTC encourages all collectors to check the records of the probate courts to ensure contact with the right party.

Probate Finder OnDemand™, provided by Forte, LLC, enables organizations to systematically search for probated estates and identify right-party contacts and comply with the FTC’s Policy Statement. In addition, Probate Finder OnDemand automates the probate claims filing process and increases recoveries from deceased accounts for financial services, healthcare and government organizations across the country by providing access to a proprietary national database of over 3.5 million probated estates and right party contacts. This access helps ensure improved accuracy, legal / regulatory compliance, and appropriate survivor communication.

About Forte, LLC and Probate Finder OnDemand™

Forte, LLC, is the industry leader in probate data and solutions that increase probate recoveries. Its patented Probate Finder® technology is used by many of the U.S.’s largest credit card issuers, healthcare organizations and auto finance companies. Forte is the creator of Probate Finder OnDemand™, a software-as-a-service solution that automates the probate claims filing process and increase recoveries for financial services, healthcare and government organizations. Benefits include lower costs, improved compliance and risk management, and access to the latest receivable process innovations. Forte has processed more than $1 billion in probate claims. Forte is a sister company of DCM Services, the industry leader in deceased account recovery. DCM Services provides outsourcing solutions to its clients and specializes in maximizing the value of deceased portfolios, including non-probate and probate strategies for companies in the financial services and healthcare industries. For more information, visit or call 1.888.423.0522.