The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Freedom Debt Relief, the nation’s largest debt-settlement services provider, and its co-CEO Andrew Housser for deceiving consumers.
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Federal Debt Assistance Association, LLC, Financial Document Assistance Administration, Inc., Clear Solutions, Inc., Robert Pantoulis, David Piccione, and Vincent Piccione
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sues debt-relief companies illegally posing as federal government.
Vincent Howard, Lawrence W. Williamson, Howard Law, P.C., The Williamson Law Firm, LLC, and Williamson & Howard, LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today took action against a ring of law firms and attorneys who collaborated to charge illegal fees to consumers seeking debt relief.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has obtained a preliminary injunction against World Law Group and its senior leaders for running a debt-relief scheme that charged consumers exorbitant, illegal upfront fees.
CFPB took action against Global Client Solutions, a leading debt-settlement payment processor, for allegedly helping other companies to collect tens of millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees from consumers.
Mortgage Law Group and Consumer First Legal Group d/b/a Law Firm of Macey, Aleman & Searns, Consumer First Legal Group LLC, Thomas G. Macey, Jeffrey J. Aleman, Jason Searns, Harold E. Stafford
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a sweep against foreclosure relief scammers that used deceptive marketing tactics to rip off distressed homeowners across the country.
The Bureau filed a lawsuit against the Hoffman Law Group and its affiliated companies and principals that collected more than $12 million in illegal advance fees for services that falsely promised to prevent foreclosures or renegotiate troubled mortgages. The CFPB obtained a $27.7 million judgment against the corporations.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an enforcement action against Meracord LLC, a leading debt-settlement payment processor, for allegedly helping others to collect millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees from consumers.
The CFPB filed a lawsuit in federal district court against a Nevada corporation, Morgan Drexen, Inc., and its president and chief executive officer, Walter Ledda, for charging illegal upfront fees and deceiving consumers.
CFPB filed a complaint in a federal district court against a Florida debt-relief company that misled consumers across the country and charged illegal fees for their services.