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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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Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., d/b/a Premier Student Loan Center; True Count Staffing Inc., d/b/a SL Account Management; Prime Consulting LLC, d/b/a Financial Preparation Services; Albert Kim; Kaine Wen; and Tuong Nguyen

On October 21, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint and sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in federal court in the Central District of California against Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., d/b/a Premier Student Loan Center (Premier); True Count Staffing Inc., d/b/a SL Account Management (True Count); Prime Consulting LLC, d/b/a Financial Preparation Services (Prime); Albert Kim; Kaine Wen; and Tuong Nguyen (aka Tom Nelson).

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Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC, Andrew Lehman, and Michael Carrigan

On September 6, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint in federal court in the Central District of California against Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC, Andrew Lehman, and Michael Carrigan, along with a proposed stipulated final judgment against Michael Carrigan.

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Asset Recovery Associates, Inc.

On August 28, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled with Asset Recovery Associates, Inc., a debt-collection company headquartered in Illinois.

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Maxitransfers Corporation

On August 27, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled with Maxitransfers Corporation, which provides remittance transfer services that allow consumers to send money overseas electronically. 

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ITT Educational Services, Inc.

On February 26, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Equifax, Inc.

On July 22, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico announced a global settlement with Equifax that provides up to $700 million in monetary relief and penalties.

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Freedom Debt Relief, LLC and Andrew Housser

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today settled its lawsuit against Freedom Debt Relief, LLC, the nation’s largest debt-settlement services provider.

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