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Pursuant to Consent Order with CFPB, National Bank to Pay $25.9 Million for Alleged Discrimination Against Armenian Americans

O​n November 8, 2023, the CFPB and a national bank entered into a consent order​ to resolve allegations that the bank engaged in intentional discrimination against Armenian Americans who had applied for credit cards with said bank. Specifically, the CFPB alleges that between 2016 and 2021, the bank singled out…

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CFPB Enters Into $37.5 Million Penalty With Large National Bank

On July 28, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a large national bank to resolve alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq., and its implementing regulation, Regulation Z (Reg Z), 12 C.F.R. part 1026; the Fair Credit…

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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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New York Governor Hochul Signs Consumer Credit Fairness Act, Creating Significant Changes for Debt Collection Actions Brought in the State

On November 8, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Consumer Credit Fairness Act (the Act) into law.  The Act will likely have substantial impact on debt collection lawsuits filed by creditors or debt collectors in New York.  The Act not only reduces the statute of limitations for filing…

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FTC Announces $10.9 Million Settlement for Credit Card Laundering Scheme

​On February 10, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced settlements with two payment processing companies and two individuals, resolving claims concerning an alleged credit card laundering scheme perpetrated in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), 15 U.S.C. § 53(b), and the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act (Telemarketing Act), 15 U.S.C. §§…

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State AGs Announce $4.2 Million Settlement with National Bank for Alleged CARD Act Violations

​On February 8, state ​Attorneys General for North Carolina, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (State AGs) announced a $4.2 million settlement ​with a national bank to resolve allegations that it overcharged credit card interest for certain customers. According to the settlement agreement, the State AGs conducted a joint investigation into whether, between 2011…

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FTC Reaches Settlement with Two Nevada Companies for Alleged Credit Card Scheme

On January 29, 2021, the FTC announced that it filed a proposed settlement in the District of Nevada with two Nevada-based consulting companies, resolving claims ​that the companies violated the FTC Act, Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, Telemarketing Sales Rule, Credit Repair Organizations Act, and Consumer Review Fairness Act. The FTC alleged that, since…

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FTC Reaches $1.5 Million Settlement with Payment Processor Over Fraud Allegations

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On December 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (Commission) announced that it reached a settlement with a payment processor and its former CEO for alleged violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA). The complaint alleges that the payment processor illegally processed more than $93 million in consumer credit card charges related to fraudulent…

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FTC Announces Settlement with Company Who Allegedly Used Robocalls to Target Cash-Strapped Consumers

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On July 24, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it settled charges with the operators of a Florida-based company that allegedly defrauded financially-distressed and often older-adult consumers with deceptive robocalls.  The proposed court order would ban the defendants from selling debt relief services and from all telemarketing based on…

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California DBO Settles with Point-of-Sale Lender Making Illegal Loans

​On January 16, 2020, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced it had reached a settlement with a point-of-sale lender​ to stop making illegal loans and refund $282,000 in fees it collected from almost 17,000 California consumers. In September 2019, the lender applied to the California DBO for a lender’s license.  Upon review of the lender’s product and information, the California…

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Court Halts Operations of VoIP Service Provider for Allegedly Helping to Promote Credit Card Interest Reduction Scheme

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On December 5, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a federal court in Texas has halted the operations of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider that allegedly played a key role in robocalling consumers to promote a credit card interest reduction scheme that bilked consumers out…

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FTC and Ohio Secure TRO Against Companies Concerning Alleged Telemarketing Scheme

On July 17, 2019, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (Ohio AG) announced that it and the FTC had secured a temporary restraining order from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas against two companies that allegedly defrauded consumers struggling with credit card debt out of millions of dollars. The complaint alleged that…

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