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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Recommends Financial Institutions Report Suspected Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an updated advisory to financial institutions urging them to report to the appropriate local, state and federal authorities whenever they suspect that an older adult is the target or victim of financial exploitation. 

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CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Sham Credit Card

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) asked a federal district court to enter a consent order that would permanently ban a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, from offering any consumer credit products or services after it duped thousands of consumers into signing up for a sham credit card. The order […]

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CFPB Takes Action to End Student “Debt Relief” Scams

CFPB Warns Borrowers About Companies Charging High Fees for Free Federal Loan Repayment Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action to put an end to two student “debt relief” scams that illegally tricked borrowers into paying upfront fees for federal loan benefits. The CFPB, in a joint filing with […]

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CFPB Sues Online Payday Lender for Cash-Grab Scam

The Hydra Group Uses Phony Payday Loans to Illegally Access Consumer Bank Accounts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its action to halt the operations of an online payday lender, the Hydra Group, which it believes is running an illegal cash-grab scam. The lawsuit alleges that the Hydra Group uses […]

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CFPB Releases Tools To Protect Foster Care Children From Credit Reporting Problems

Bureau Publishes Action Letters for Child Welfare Caseworkers to Send to Credit Bureaus Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action to better protect children in the foster care system from credit reporting problems that could compromise their future credit. The Bureau published action letters for child welfare caseworkers to send […]

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CFPB Issues Consumer Advisory on Industry’s Data Breach

Advisory Offers Tips to Protect Accounts in Wake of Recent Payment Card Data Breaches WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a consumer advisory to help consumers protect themselves in the wake of the recent breaches of payment card and other data. The advisory also contains information on where to get […]