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Credit Repair Operation Barred By Court From Collecting Up-Front Fees

A credit repair operation has agreed to stop making false claims and stop charging up-front fees under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement is part of an ongoing crackdown on scams that target financially strapped consumers, taking hundreds of dollars of fees to purportedly remove negative information from consumers’ credit reports even … Read more

‘Operation Clean Sweep’: FTC and State Agencies Target 36 ‘Credit Repair’ Operations

‘Operation Clean Sweep’: FTC and State Agencies Target 36 ‘Credit Repair’ Operations October 23, 2008 The Federal Trade Commission and 24 state agencies today announced a crackdown on 33 operations that deceptively claim they can remove negative information from consumers’ credit reports, even if that information is accurate and timely. In the seven FTC actions … Read more