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Pennsylvania AG Sues Financial Services Company for Defrauding Veterans

On May 5, 2016, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced the filing of a civil lawsuit in the Clinton County (PA) Court of Common Pleas against an Ohio financial services company and its owner for misleading at least four Pennsylvania consumers, including three military veterans.  The lawsuit states that the company catered specifically to…

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California Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges Relating to HAMP Modification Scheme

On May 4, 2016, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that a California man was found guilty of de​fraudin​g over 30,000 homeowners out of $31 million through a large mortgage modification scheme.​ The defendant was…

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Washington AG Settles Lawsuits with Six Student Loan Adjustors for Alleged Deceptive Practices

On April 7, 2016, the Washington Attorney General (“AG”) announced settlements with six student loan adjustment companies which were alleged to have “preyed on students” by charging excessive fees. The Washington AG claimed that these firms violated Washington’s Debt Adjustment Act and Consumer Protection Act by overcharging 346 Washington students…

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CFPB Obtains Final Judgment in Illegal Fees Case Against Debt Relief Company

On March 18, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that a federal district court entered final judgment against a debt relief company over allegations the company charged illegal upfront fees and engaged in other deceptive business tactics. The CFPB filed suit against the company in 2013, alleging violations of the…

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FTC Secures Temporary Restraining Order Against Debt Relief Services Provider

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​On February 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced​​ that on February 16, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California entered a temporary restraining order against ​a debt relief provider that allegedly ​​deceptively marketed home loan modification services and student loan modification services.  The Complaint alleged that for several months…

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HUD Files Charges Against Home Loan Modification Providers That Allegedly Targeted Hispanic Homeowners

​On January 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it filed administrative charges against three California home loan modification assistance companies and their employees, alleging that they targeted Hispanic homeowners by charging thousands of dollars for services that were never provided or were ineffective.  HUD’s…

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Nevada Attorney General Announces Criminal Indictments of Individuals for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

On September 22, 2015, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced criminal indictments of several individuals relating to a mortgage fraud scheme. The defendants, who owned and operated a regional mortgage company, allegedly promised homeowners they qualified for a federal program known as the “Neighborhood Stabilization Plan.” As alleged in the…

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CFPB Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Debt Relief Providers

​On September 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida had issued two preliminary injunctions against affiliated national debt relief providers and their officers stemming from a lawsuit filed by the CFPB alleging that the debt relief providers misrepresented the nature of their…

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FTC Bans Mortgage Relief Company from Selling Debt Relief Services

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On September 3, 2015​, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) agreed to settle allegations with a mortgage relief services company that allegedly charged homeowners an illegal fee for assistance the company never provided.  The FTC brought its claims under section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”), 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule (“MARS…

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North Dakota AG Issues Cease and Desist Order to Consumer Credit Company for Robocalls

On August 17, 2015, the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office announced it entered a cease and desist order against a regional consumer credit services company. According to the Attorney General, the company solicited business using illegal robocalls that promised interest rate reductions and other loan modification services. The company allegedly called…

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