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Debt Relief USA Ordered Out of Georgia and Must Pay Over Half a Million in Refunds and Fines


Joe Doyle, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), announced that the agency has entered into a settlement with Debt Relief USA, Inc., a debt adjustment company, over allegations that it violated Georgia’s Debt Adjustment Act. The company agreed to refund all fees it has received from its Georgia clients, a total of $527,205.55, reimburse OCA for administrative expenses in the amount of $40,000, and to cease doing business in Georgia until it changes its business practices to comply with Georgia law.

OCA alleges that Debt Relief USA, Inc. violated each of the three major provisions of Georgia’s Debt Adjustment Act:

“OCA is committed to ensuring that consumers receive the benefit of the protections that are contained in Georgia’s Debt Adjustment Act,” stresses Mr. Doyle. “This office will aggressively pursue companies that do not comply with the statute.”