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FTC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Credit Repair Operation

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On May 6, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, at its request, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida had issued a temporary restraining order (TRO), effectively shutting down a credit repair operation. In the FTC’s complaint, it alleged that the company charged consumers hundreds of dollars for credit repair services that…

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FTC Obtains Permanent Injunction Against For-Profit Medical School

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On April 15, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it obtained a permanent injunction against an Illinois-based, offshore, for-profit medical school for deceptive marketing practices. In its complaint ​and stipulated ​order​ filed same-day in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the FTC alleged that the school violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) when…

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FTC Announces $10 Million Settlement With Auto Dealers for Alleged Junk Fees and Discriminatory Practices

On April 1, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it reached a settlement​ with a group of Illinois-based auto dealers to resolve allegations that they had violated Sections 13(b) and 19 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), 15 U.S.C. § 53(b), 57b, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1666j,…

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Court Enjoins Credit Repair Company From Making Misrepresentations to Consumers

On March 21, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it obtained a permanent injunction against a credit repair company and its CEO, barring the company from making representations that it can improve consumers’ credit scores.  The injunction was issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in relation…

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FTC Stops Alleged Credit Repair Scheme that Filed False Identify Theft Complaints

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On March 21, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had obtained an injunct​​ion halting a Texas-based credit repair operation.  The company allegedly obtained millions of dollars from consumers by falsely claiming to consumers the company could remove negative information from credit reports.  The company would then allegedly file fake identify theft reports to remove…

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FTC Announces Settlement With Remaining Defendants in Student Loan Debt Relief Action

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On January 26, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it resolved claims against the remaining defendants in an action concerning student loan debt relief products and services that commenced in 2019.  As we ​​previously reported​, the FTC filed a complaint ​against a collection of interrelated companies in November 2019, alleging that they used fraudulent…

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FTC Announces Settlement with Alleged Phantom Debt Collectors

On December 13, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annou​nced that it reached a settlement with a group of ​South Carolina-based debt collection companies to resolve ​allegations that the companies violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FTC’s complaint, originally filed in July…

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