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Minority Borrowers Who Paid Higher Rates for Auto Loans Will Receive Up to $21.9 Million WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) resolved an action with Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, under which Toyota Motor Credit will change its pricing and compensation system to substantially reduce dealer discretion […]
Subprime “Buy Here Pay Here” Dealer Hid Finance Charges, Deceived Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against Herbies Auto Sales, a buy-here pay-here used car dealer, for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers. Herbies will pay $700,000 in restitution to harmed consumers, with a […]
Order Would Bar Georgia Law Firm from Churning Out Illegal Collections Lawsuits and Require $3.1 Million Penalty WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve a lawsuit against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, a Georgia-based law firm, and its three principal partners, […]
T3Leads and Lead Publisher Exposed Consumers to Harassment and Deceit WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took separate actions against a company and an individual that resold sensitive personal data to lenders and debt collectors, allegedly exposing millions of consumers to harassment and deceit. In a complaint filed in federal court, […]
One of Nation’s Biggest “Buy-Here, Pay-Here” Auto Dealers Provided Inaccurate Credit Information WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against CarHop, one of the country’s biggest “buy-here, pay-here” auto dealers, and its affiliated financing company, Universal Acceptance Corporation, for providing damaging, inaccurate consumer information to credit reporting companies. CarHop […]
Bureau Issues Industry-Wide Warning On Home, Workplace Debt Collection Risks WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against EZCORP, Inc., a small-dollar lender, for illegal debt collection practices. These tactics included illegal visits to consumers at their homes and workplaces, empty threats of legal action, lying about consumers’ rights, and […]
EOS to Pay More than $2.5 Million in Refunds and Penalties WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a federal complaint against EOS CCA (EOS), a Massachusetts debt collection firm, for reporting and collecting on old cellphone debt that consumers disputed and EOS did not verify. The company also provided inaccurate […]
Company Mishandled Consumer Reports, Failed to Investigate Consumer Disputes WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against a nationwide credit reporting company, Clarity Services, Inc., and its owner, Tim Ranney, for illegally obtaining consumer credit reports. The company also violated the law by failing to appropriately investigate consumer disputes. The […]
Bureau Alleges Integrity Advance Misrepresented the Cost of Loans, Seeks Redress for Borrowers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against an online lender, Integrity Advance, LLC, and its CEO, James R. Carnes, for deceiving consumers about the cost of short-term loans. The Bureau alleges that the company’s contracts did […]
Operation Ripped Off Students and Families Applying for College Financial Aid WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is taking action to halt a nationwide student financial aid scam that allegedly ripped off tens of thousands of students and families across the country by illegally charging millions of dollars in […]
General Information Services and Affiliate Failed to Verify the Accuracy of Consumer Reports Sold to Employers about Job Applicants WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against two of the largest employment background screening report providers for failing take basic steps to assure the information reported about job applicants was […]
Court Rules that Corinthian Engaged in Deceptive Lending Practices and Illegal Debt Collection Practices WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, at the request of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal court entered a final default judgment against Corinthian Colleges, Inc., resolving a lawsuit filed by the CFPB in September 2014. The Bureau’s lawsuit against Corinthian […]
Bureau Sued Auto Lender Earlier This Year for Deception and Threats to Contact Commanding Officers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed an administrative order against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company (SNAAC), an auto lender specializing in loans to servicemembers, for engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The order requires the […]
Westlake Services and Wilshire Consumer Credit Pressured Borrowers with Illegal Threats and Phony Caller IDs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an enforcement action against an indirect auto finance company and its auto title lending subsidiary for pressuring borrowers using illegal debt collection tactics. The CFPB found that Westlake Services, […]
Company to Pay $18 Million to Minority Auto Borrowers, $3 Million to Credit Card Customers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced two separate actions against Fifth Third Bank, for discriminatory auto loan pricing and for illegal credit card practices. The joint CFPB and Department of Justice (DOJ) auto-lending enforcement action […]