Archive for March, 2020

California DBO Announces Settlement with Point-of-Sale Lender Over Allegedly Illegal Loans

On March 15, 2020, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced a settlement with a point-of-sale lender that offered an allegedly illegal “buy now, pay later” option targeted to young consumers. After an investigation, DBO concluded that these loans were illegal because the lender did not have the requisite…

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Court Orders Defendants in Student Debt Relief Scheme to Pay Over $10.7 Million in FTC Case


​On March 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced ​that it obtained a permanent injunction and monetary judgment from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (the Court) against three defendants that allegedly deceptively marketed student loan debt relief services. The Court’s order was entered on February 27, 2020, and…

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CFPB Files Suit Against National Bank Concerning Alleged Unauthorized Accounts

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On March 9, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against a national bank in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging that the bank opened unauthorized accounts and enrolled customers in unauthorized products and services without consumers’ knowledge or consent.  According to the CFPB’s complaint, the…

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Massachusetts AG Enters Consent Judgment with Used Car Company Resolving Predatory Lending Lawsuit

On March 9, 2020, the Massachusetts attorney general’s office (Massachusetts AG) announced ​that it had entered into a consent judgment with a national used car company resolving allegations that the company’s local Massachusetts franchise engaged in predatory lending and deceptive sales of defective vehicles. According to the Massachusetts AG’s complaint​, filed in September 2017, the company…

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