Judge Sides with the State, Orders Credit-Repair Agency to Cease Operation
January 30, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza has granted the Attorney General’s Office petition to enforce a civil investigative demand against a Texas company, known as CMCS Services, operating in Arkansas. Rutledge released the following statement:
“Con artists, like CMCS Services, are using flashy signs and slogans to take advantage of Arkansans by promising quick fixes to their credit score if they hand over hundreds of dollars in advance. These ads are misleading because there is no easy or quick way to repair a negative credit history. I am pleased that Judge Piazza has granted the State’s petition and that CMCS Services will not be operating in Arkansas as they had been.”
CMCS Services was involved in credit repair services in violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the federal Credit Repair Organizations Act. Judge Piazza granted an injunction and the business is prohibited from doing business in Arkansas until the company complies with the court order.
Consumers should beware of any credit-repair agency that requests an upfront fee. Arkansans looking to obtain an accurate and free copy of their credit report can visit www.annualcreditreport.com.