TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced that Financial Help Services Inc. has been barred from doing business in Kansas due to concern over its business practices.

Schmidt accused the company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of violating Kansas’s Credit Services Organization Act and Consumer Protection Act. According to Schmidt’s allegations, Financial Help Services advertises debt management services in Kansas without having a license to do that kind of business in the state.

District Judge Rebecca Crotty recently entered a temporary restraining order that bars the company from operating in Kansas until after the case is decided. Schmidt seeks restitution for affected Kansas consumers, as well as civil penalties and investigative fees.

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