Violation Tracker Individual Record
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed two complaints and proposed final judgments in federal court against four California-based credit repair companies and three individuals for misleading consumers and charging illegal fees. The Bureau alleged that the companies not only charged illegal advance fees for credit repair services, but also misrepresented their ability to repair consumers' credit scores. Under a proposed final judgment, Prime Credit, LLC, IMC Capital, LLC, Commercial Credit Consultants, Blake Johnson, and Eric Schlegel were to pay a civil money penalty of more than $1.5 million. Under a second proposed final judgment, Park View Law, known formerly as Prime Law Experts, Inc., and its owner Arthur Barens were to pay $500,000 in relinquished funds to the U.S. Treasury.