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CFPB v. Federal Debt Assistance Association

In May 2018, a final order was issued in the matter of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) v. Federal Debt Assistance Association, LLC, et al (FDAA).

The CFPB sued FDAA, Clear Solutions (a related company), and their leaders, Robert Pantoulis, David Piccione, and Vincent Piccione. According to the lawsuit, they illegally charged upfront fees and broke other laws.

Victim compensation

In April of 2021, the CFPB began mailing checks to eligible consumers:

  • Call: 1 (866) 430-8983 (Toll-Free)
  • Email:
  • Write: Third Party Administrator – FDAA (7092), P.O. Box 63, Minneapolis, MN 55440-0063

Important dates

April 2021 – Ongoing: Distribution

More information about the case

Read the court order

Read the press release