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) filed suit in federal court against two companies operating under the name “FDAA,” a service provider, and their owners for falsely presenting FDAA as being affiliated with the federal government. The CFPB also alleges that FDAA’s so-called “debt validation” programs violated the law by falsely promising to eliminate consumers’ debts and improve their credit scores in exchange for thousands of dollars in advance fees. The CFPB’s lawsuit seeks to end these deceptive practices, obtain redress for harmed consumers, and impose civil money penalties.

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CFPB Sues Debt-Relief Companies Illegally Posing As Federal Government