LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A federal district court has banned seven individuals, Ideal Financial Solutions Inc. and its subsidiaries from collecting or disclosing consumer information after a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) request, the FTC has announced.
The defendants allegedly carried out a massive scam, buying consumer payday loan applications and using the sensitive personal information to defraud consumers.
“These defendants bought sensitive personal information from data brokers and used it to steal people’s money,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Misusing sensitive data causes real harm to consumers, and I’m pleased the court banned the defendants from this conduct.”
Ideal Financial Solutions, its subsidiaries and four individuals must pay $43,083,720 after the court order, while another individual must pay $36,575,542.
The court banned the alleged ringleaders of the operation, Jared Mosher, Steven Sunyich and Christopher Sunyich, from dealing in any credit related business. This means they cannot market, sell or handle any credit related products or services.