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Enforcement actions

When we take an enforcement action against an entity or person we believe has violated the law, we will post court documents and other related materials here.

The Bureau may enforce the law by filing an action in federal district court or by initiating an administrative adjudication proceeding. Administrative proceedings are conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, who holds hearings and issues a recommended decision. Proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings .

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Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit in a federal district court against the debt collection law firm Weltman, Weinberg & Reis for falsely representing in millions of collection letters sent to consumers that attorneys were involved in collecting the debt.

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Works & Lentz, Inc.; Works & Lentz of Tulsa, Inc., and Harry A. Lentz, Jr.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against two medical debt collection law firms and their president for falsely representing that letters and calls – some threatening legal action – were from attorneys attempting to collect on a debt when no attorney had yet reviewed the account.

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Navy Federal Credit Union

The CFPB took action against Navy Federal Credit Union for making false threats about debt collection to its members, which include active-duty military, retired servicemembers, and their families.

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Citibank, N.A.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two separate actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales and debt collection practices. In this action, the CFPB ordered Citibank to provide nearly $5 million in consumer relief and pay a $3 million penalty for selling credit card debt with inflated interest rates and for failing to forward consumer payments promptly to debt buyers. 

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Citibank, N.A., Department Stores National Bank, and CitiFinancial Servicing, LLC

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two separate actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales and debt collection practices. This action is against both Citibank and two debt collection law firms it used that falsified court documents filed in debt collection cases in New Jersey state courts.

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Solomon & Solomon, P.C.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two separate actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales and debt collection practices. This action is against both Citibank and two debt collection law firms it used that falsified court documents filed in debt collection cases in New Jersey state courts.

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Faloni & Associates, LLC

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two separate actions against Citibank for illegal debt sales and debt collection practices. This action is against both Citibank and two debt collection law firms it used that falsified court documents filed in debt collection cases in New Jersey state courts.

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