According to public records, United Debt Managers of Miami, Florida is not authorized to offer services in Maine.
The company received a cease and desist order on may 17th from the State of Maine.
WHEREAS United Debt Managers, LLC, a debt management services company located in Miami, Florida was notified by the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection (“the Bureau”) by letter dated February 11, 1011, that the company is engaging in activities requiring registration as a debt management service provider pursuant to 32 Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (M.R.S.A.), Chapter 80-A, §6171 et seq.; and
WHEREAS the letter notified United Debt Managers, LLC that it must be registered with the Bureau before providing debt management services to Maine consumers; and
WHEREAS United Debt Managers, LLC is not now nor has it ever been registered to provide debt management services in Maine; and
WHEREAS United Debt Managers, LLC has contacted at least one Maine consumer and solicited the payment of fees in violation of 32 MRSA §6171 et seq.; and
WHEREAS United Debt Managers, LLC has failed to refund fees collected from said Maine consumer or to register as debt management services companies; and
WHEREAS United Debt Managers, LLC violated 32 MRSA Chapter 80-A, §6171 et seq. by representing to consumers that it could lawfully offer, sell or perform debt management services in Maine when it in fact it could not lawfully do so; and
WHEREAS unregistered activity is subject to administrative and civil penalties pursuant to 32 M.R.S.A. §6181;
NOW THEREFORE, United Debt Managers, LLC is hereby notified and ORDERED to cease and desist all debt management service activity subject to registration in the State of Maine, unless and until such time as registration is granted by the Administrator;
United Debt Managers, LLC, is further ORDERED to immediately refund any and all fees collected from Maine consumers within 30 days of the date of this Order. Said refunds to be shall be paid directly to the Bureau for distribution to affected Maine consumers; and
United Debt Managers, LLC, is further ORDERED, within 45 days of the date of this Order, to provide the Bureau with a list of all Maine consumers from whom monies were collected in connection with the offer and sale of debt management services. The list shall include the full name and address of each consumer, the total amount of all payments made by the consumer to United Debt Managers, LLC, and the amount of any refund paid by United Debt Managers, LLC to the consumer; and
United Debt Managers, LLC, is further ORDERED to pay $200.00 to the Bureau within 30 days of the date of this Order as reimbursement for reasonable costs of investigation pursuant to 32 MRSA §6178(3).
United Debt Managers, LLC may request the scheduling of an administrative hearing on this order within 30 days of the date of this order by making that request in writing to the undersigned Superintendent, or may seek review of this order pursuant to Maine’s Administrative Procedures Act, 5 M.R.S.A. §11001 et seq. – Source
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