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We're the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

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I saw that the CFPB is suing a company that I believe has harmed me. Can I be part of the lawsuit?


No. Individual consumers cannot be part of CFPB lawsuits and the CFPB can’t provide legal representation for individual consumers.

Instead, the CFPB represents the interests of the government. However, if the CFPB is able to resolve the case, you may be eligible for payments, in the event of a settlement.

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