Credit Repair Cloud and Daniel Rosen Sued by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing a California-based software company and its owner of providing assistance to illegal credit-repair businesses. The CFPB alleges that Credit Repair Cloud and CEO Daniel Rosen have violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 … Read more

How Do I Go After Lexington Law for What They Did?

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Question: Dear Steve, My financial standing was destroyed by Lexington Law Firm beginning in August of 2017. They were to repair my credit history by dealing with some student loans and Bill Me Later(Pay Pal Credit). I approved the trial price of $14.99 using my debit card and personal account with US BANK. I also … Read more

FTC Sends Refunds to Victims of Credit Repair Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling nearly $150,000 to individuals who lost money to a company called Grand Teton Professionals, which operated a bogus credit-repair scheme. According to the FTC, Grand Teton Professionals targeted consumers with false promises of substantially improving their credit scores by claiming to remove all negative items and “hard” … Read more

Prestige Business Financial Services Claims They Can Boost My Credit

A great reader told me about a company named Prestige Business Financial Services that was promising tradelines to boost credit score and lend up to $400,000 in business funding. What caught my attention was that the services Prestige Business Financial Services promotes seem to all be on separate domain names, and the sales representative uses … Read more

Credit Repair Lawyers of America Files an Interesting Lawsuit Against Navient

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I’m not sure why the following lawsuit popped up on my radar this morning. Still, it’s a good example of a consumer running into a credit reporting roadblock, trying to resolve it, but having to turn to the courts to attempt a fix. According to the complaint, the consumer, Diaz, has been struggling with Equifax … Read more

Lexington Law Still Being Sued by the CFPB

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In 2019 the Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued the popular credit repair company, Lexington Law. I don’t want to rehash the complaint again but you can read all the details on the original complaint filed by the CFPB, here. Let’s see if I can summarize it in the fewest number of words: CFPB claims … Read more

Ring Facing Jail Over Use of CPN and Alternative Ways to Restore Credit

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United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced the unsealing of a Second Superseding Indictment charging the following: Michael Anthony Griffin, Sr. (“MGriffin”) 52, of Knightdale, North Carolina; Regina Griffin (MGriffin’s sister), 48, of Raleigh, North Carolina; Angela Griffin (MGriffin’s wife), 52, of Knightdale, North Carolina; Creshun Alexandria Griffin (MGriffin’s daughter), 26, of Knightdale, North … Read more

CFPB Slaps Back at Credit Repair Group NACSO – Hard

Not all that long ago the National Association of Credit Service Organizations (NACSO) sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to have them back off the industry. You can see past posts, here. NACSO had solicited funds from members to help pay for a suit filed by Greenspoon Marder against the CFPB. You can read … Read more

NACSO Member Key Credit Repair Sued by CFPB

The credit repair world is exploding in a giant pissing contest right now. The National Association of Credit Services Organizations (NACSO) recently held a fundraiser for membership money to sue the CFPB and seek to eliminate the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The following day after filing suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) the … Read more

Will This Court Opinion Hamper the Suit Filed by Credit Repair Groups Against CFPB?

Recently I wrote about the valiant effort of the National Association of Credit Services Organizations (NACSO) to get some clarity from the Court regarding the unfavorable language of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). It appears the intention of the lawsuit filed against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to invalidate the part of the … Read more

Adding Tradelines and Authorized Users to Credit Report Can Land You in Court if You Sell Credit Repair

Here is an important lesson for any company or person that is selling any service that uses added authorized users or tradelines to a consumer credit report in order to improve the credit score. The information below comes directly from the case filed by the Federal Trade Commission and to make sure people don’t feel … Read more

Credit Repair Company Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers By Telling Them “Piggybacking” on Others’ Credit Could Boost Scores

Defendants promise “huge” credit score increases, ease in obtaining mortgages A Colorado-based credit repair company and its owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they mislead consumers with promises to “drastically and immediately” improve credit scores and increase access to lower rates on mortgages. In its complaint against the operators of BoostMyScore.net (BMS), the … Read more

How to Read the Results of Your Credit Report Dispute

So, you’ve disputed an item on one of your credit reports, and now you’ve gotten your response. Now what? These tips about how to read the results of your credit report dispute can help. 1. Decoding the terminology  First of all, it’s important to understand the terminology you might find in the results of your … Read more