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Kansas secures $39,000 from company that deceived students about loan consolidation

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 20, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Feb. 8 that Brelvis Consulting, a Florida company that does business as The Student Loan Help Center, will pay $39,000 to a consumer after allegations of violating consumer protection laws in Kansas.

The defendants allegedly solicited and provided “loan consolidation preparation services” for a fee. These services, however, are otherwise free of charge as a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. According to Schmidt’s office, the defendants also made false and deceptive claims to consumers by denying to them that state attorneys general had cases against them.

The default judgment against the defendants was entered in Shawnee County District Court by District Judge Larry Hendricks after the defendants failed to respond to the attorney general’s lawsuit, which was filed in October.

Florida, Oregon and Washington state also have cases open against the defendants.

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